Jim is an associate in the Austin office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Before joining Kirkland's Austin office, Jim clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge J. Rodney Gilstrap in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Prior to that, Jim was an associate in Kirkland's Washington, D.C., office where he represented clients on a wide-range of intellectual property issues and technology. Jim's background in computer science allows him to quickly understand his clients' technology to develop creative legal solutions. Jim's litigation experience reaches beyond software related technologies, including wastewater treatment, razor blade coatings, subsea drilling, and oil and gas drill bits. Jim has practiced in various forums including federal district courts across the United States and the International Trade Commission.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020Texas
  • 2018District of Columbia


  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2018
    Staff Editor, The Tax Lawyer Journal
  • Southern Methodist UniversityB.S., Computer Sciencemagna cum laude2015
    Tau Beta Pi