Jim is an associate in the Austin office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Before joining Kirkland's Austin office, Jim clerked for 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 for nearly three years where he represented a diverse number of clients on a broad 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 and work closely with technical experts in patent, trade secret, copyright, and false advertising cases. Jim's litigation experience includes a variety of technologies, including supercomputing, medical devices, mobile devices, wastewater treatment, razor blade coatings, subsea drilling, and oil and gas drill bits.

Jim is experienced in all phases of litigation, including pre-suit investigation, injunctive relief, fact discovery, expert discovery, pre-trial, and trial. Jim has practiced in various forums including federal district courts across the United States, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.



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
  • United States District Court for the Western 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