Jim McCarthy is a trial lawyer and problem-solver with decades of experience leading clients to effective outcomes in the most difficult commercial litigation and arbitration matters. High-profile business disputes with a national and global reach are the hallmark of Jim’s career, including numerous cases spanning the financial services, reinsurance and insurance, and commercial real estate industries.
Jim has very significant experience representing a variety of clients in complex insolvency-related litigation involving fraud and other business torts, officer and director liability, professional malpractice, fraudulent transfers, commercial contract disputes, and much more. He handles every aspect of the dispute, from reconstructing the events that triggered the corporate collapse and determining whether misconduct occurred, to tracing misappropriated assets and recovering damages from responsible parties.
Clients also trust Jim to resolve business litigation issues in regard to corporate transactions, financial transactions, and cases giving rise to RICO, securities fraud, lender liability, antitrust, and qui tam litigation, as well as environmental damage actions.
Before starting his legal career, Jim served as a Lecturer in American History and Government and in Criminal Justice Studies for the University of Maryland – teaching in Germany, England, Holland and Iran from 1975-1978, and in College Park from 1978-1979. He has also served as a Military Police Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve.