Jim is the leader of Holland & Hart’s antitrust group, and served a three-year term as a member of the governing
Council of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and was a member of a special task force reviewing certain issues arising in antitrust litigation. The Antitrust Section is the leading professional association of antitrust lawyers and economists.
He has been lead counsel or actively involved in a number of successful trials involving antitrust claims, and has won numerous cases on motions to dismiss or for summary judgment. He represented clients in a wide variety of cases involving horizontal and vertical restraints, monopolization claims, and mergers challenged under Section 7 of the Clayton Act. Jim also has represented clients before state and federal criminal grand juries and defended deceptive practice cases brought by the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he has advised clients concerning premerger notification rules and frequently makes presentations about antitrust compliance procedures.
Jim has been responsible for more than 30 significant patent infringement lawsuits, including a number of successful jury trials, and several TRO or preliminary injunction evidentiary hearings, in fields such as computer software and hardware, telecommunications,, medical instruments, and electronics.
Jim also has handled many Markman hearings, which have resulted in highly favorable claim interpretation rulings. Additionally, Jim has extensive trial experience in cases dealing with claims involving trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement, and unfair competition.