For more than 20 years, Jim has tried complex commercial actions involving private and government parties in state and federal courts and arbitrations across the country. He has litigated matters involving commercial torts, professional malpractice, insurance coverage, business dissolutions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, debtor-creditor rights, director and officer claims, and other commercial disputes. Over the last several years, he has devoted much of his practice to and has had substantial success with debtor-creditor litigation, particularly matters arising in bank holding company bankruptcies. For example, he represented the Bank of New England Corporation bankruptcy trustee in securing unprecedented recoveries in a fraudulent transfer action against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and in a malpractice action against BNEC’s auditors. He also has obtained substantial recoveries for bankruptcy trustees in fraudulent transfer, auditor malpractice, and director and officer actions.
Jim publishes and speaks often on insolvency litigation and other issues arising in complex commercial actions. Before joining Diamond McCarthy, he was in the New York and Houston offices of Andrews Kurth LLP, where he was a partner in the trial section for 14 years. He is admitted to practice in New York, Texas and the District of Columbia.