Jim represents corporate and individual clients in antitrust and white collar crime defense matters and related commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States and before a variety of federal and state investigative agencies, including the Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, United States Attorney’s Offices and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the antitrust area, Jim focuses on litigating various matters involving domestic and international cartels, alleged price fixing, monopolization claims, price discrimination and representing clients in dealing with the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Jim’s white collar crime defense and internal investigation matters cover price fixing, accounting fraud, FCPA violations, securities fraud and insider trading, public corruption, environmental crimes and other corporate crime issues.

Jim is recognized annually by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers in Antitrust and has been recognized as a leading lawyer by The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists. He has been recognized as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation, as “Elite” in Illinois by Global Competition Review 100 and was also recognized in recent editions of The Legal 500 U.S. for his “practical advice and superb service” in the areas of Antitrust and E-Discovery. Best Lawyers has recognized Jim for his work in Antitrust Law and Antitrust Litigation and most recently recognized Jim as the Litigation – Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. Jim formerly led Kirkland’s e-discovery training program for attorneys and legal assistants. His prior work for the Antitrust Division and character were featured in the major motion picture, The Informant, and book of the same name.


Thought Leadership


Guest Lecturer — American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section; Seventh Circuit, District of Columbia, Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations; American Forest & Paper Association; Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section - Trade Practices Committee; The Sedona Conference; Minnesota Institute of Legal Education; Canadian Department of Justice; Competition Bureau of Canada; DePaul University School of Law; Georgetown Law School; John Marshall Law School; Loyola University Law School; St. Louis University School of Law; Department of Defense Investigative Agencies; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section; and International Cartel Workshop, Panelist, 2010–2018.


“Litigation Star,” Benchmark Litigation, 2012–2024

“500 Leading Litigators,” Lawdragon, 2024

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Antitrust Law Section

    • Current Member, International Cartel Task Force

    • Former Co-Chair, International Cartel Task Force

    • Former Co-Chair and Vice-Chair, Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee

International Cartel Workshop

  • Panelist, 2010–2018

ALS Presidential Transition Task Force

  • Committee Member, 2016–2017

Chicago Bar Association

  • Former Chair, Antitrust Law Section

International Competition Network Cartel Workshop Yokohama 2010

  • U.S. Non-Government Delegate


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1989Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.1989

    1989, Wigmore Key Award

    1988, 1989 Dean's List

    1989 Chairman, Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition

    Co-Chairman, Student Bar Association Community Services Committee

  • Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaB.S., Economics1986