Jim regularly represents clients in antitrust merger investigations conducted by federal agencies, including “second request” investigations. He has defended clients in criminal grand jury investigations of alleged price fixing and market allocation; in federal and state civil investigations of alleged price fixing and exclusionary practices; and in class action litigation asserting claims of alleged price fixing or market allocation in oil, manufacturing, health care diagnostics, insurance and agricultural businesses. In addition to antitrust litigation, Jim handles government investigations and private litigation relating to alleged deceptive advertising and related consumer protection issues. His substantial litigation experience includes handling complex commercial disputes in matters that include franchising and health care.
•Crisis Response & Incident Investigation
Lead counsel for British Nuclear Fuels plc in the $5.4 billion auction sale of its U.S. subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Company, to Toshiba Corporation.
Secured dismissal of a class action alleging price fixing against our oil company client.
Defended a reagent manufacturer in a grand jury investigation of alleged antitrust violations and in related private class action litigation.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of antitrust law (2011-2017)
Founder and Initial Chair, Health Care Law Section, State Bar of Georgia (1992-1993)
Chair, Antitrust Section, State Bar of Georgia (1989-1990)