James H. Schink acted as lead trial counsel in more than 50 jury and bench trials, international arbitrations and agency proceedings involving contract, fraud, product liability, environmental, antitrust, toxic tort, warranty, water resource allocation and securities fraud disputes in U.S., state and federal courts, U.S., state and federal administrative proceedings, and international arbitrations administered by the American Arbitration Association, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the London Court of International Arbitration and the CPR, plus several ad hoc proceedings.


Thought Leadership


"Professional Responsibility - Ethics is Everybody's Business," February 19, 2004

"Legal Management and Ethics," May 1, 2004

"Conflict of Interest Issues - Rules of the Road," May 7, 2006

"Conflicts and Disqualification Motions," May 17, 2012


"Settlement of Security Class Action," PLI Securities Litigation Institute, Chicago, Illinois, September 9, 1985

"Fundamentals of International Arbitration," The Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Tokyo, Japan, April 18, 1994

"Negotiation of an ADR Claim in an International Transaction or Context," ADR in a Global Environment, Kirkland & Ellis Symposium, March 4, 1997


Yale Law School, Visiting Lecturer, 1970–1972

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1985–1995

Memberships & Affiliations

Chairman, Illinois Executive Ethics Commission, 2015–Present

Yale Law School Executive Committee, 2009–2013


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois


  • Yale Law SchoolJ.D.1968
  • Yale UniversityB.A., Economicsmagna cum laude1965