James I. Ham

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Partner, Pansky Markle Ham, LLP. Lecturer at Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law; Member, Board of Trustees, California Indian Legal Services. Attorney Settlement Officer, United States District Court, Central District of California. Prior employment: Associate, Kadison, Pfaelzer, Woodard, Quinn & Rossi, 1981-1987. Shareholder, 1988-1996 and Associate, 1987, Quinn, Kully and Morrow, APC. Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, 1996-2006. Principal, James Ham Legal, 2006-2008. Of Counsel, Pansky & Markle, 2006-2008. Executive Editor, UCLA Law Review, Vol. 28. Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (Delegate, AIPN Model Contracts Workshop, Artimino, Italy, 2005 and 2006). Author: "Ethical Issues in Class Action Litigation," Consumer Attorneys of California and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, June 2009; "Resolutions for a New Year: Enjoying an Ethical and Profitable Law Practice," Los Angeles County Bar Update, January 2009; "Ethical Considerations Relating to Outsourcing of Legal Services by Law Firms to Foreign Service Providers: Perspectives from the United States," Penn State International Law Review, Volume 27 No. 2, Fall 2008; "Perspectives from the United States on Legal Ethics Considerations Associated with the Outsourcing of Legal Services by Law Firms to Foreign Service Providers," Proceedings of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Fifth International Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 6, 2008; "Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Handling Air Quality and Climate Change Issues in California," (with Ellen A. Pansky, Esq.), in Air Quality Regulation in California, Law Seminars International, Los Angeles, April 15, 2008; "The Duty to Self-Report Ethical Violations to the State Bar," Bulletin, San Louis Obispo Bar Association, March 2008; "Ten Golden Rules for Successful (and Ethical) Law Practice," Los Angeles County Bar Association Update, February 2008 and The Bar Bulletin, Fresno County Bar Association, May 2008; "Efficient Billing: Not in the Cards," Los Angeles Daily Journal, Forum, June 18, 2007; "Tribes and States Working Together — What Has to Happen to Succeed," Law Seminars International, April, 2005; "New California Law on Gifts to Health Care Providers: Interpretation Challenges and Liability Risks," Arnold & Porter Client Advisory, November, 2004; "Proposition 64 Modifies California's Unfair Competition Law," Arnold & Porter Client Advisory, November, 2004; "Practical Legal Ethics in California: Issues and Answers," 2002, National Business Institute; "Golden Rules: Ethics Decisions and Opinions of 1995 Address Ethical Minefields," Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, July - August, 1996; "Significant Changes to Ethics Rules," Lawyer Referral and Information Service, May, 1989; "Flying High: Baker v. Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority Redefines the Nuisance Doctrine," Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, March 1986; The Business Jury Trial, Program Materials Editor, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Eleventh Annual Seminar, October 26 - 28, 1984. Speaker: "The Good, The Bad And The Unethical: 21st Century Ethical Issues," Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar, 32nd Annual Symposium, January 24, 2009, Santa Monica, California; "Ethical Considerations for the Civil Litigator," Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association, October 23, 2008, San Luis Obispo, California; "Proposed Ethics Rule Changes, Recent Developments in Conflicts, and 10 Tips for Operating a More Sound Law Office," Pasadena Bar Association, ADR/Litigation Section, June 4, 2008, Pasadena, California; "Off-Shoring Legal Services," Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Fifth International Meeting, May 16, 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; "Air Quality Regulation in California, Ethical Issues in the Administrative Law Setting," Law Seminars International, April 15, 2008, Los Angeles, California; "The Road to Renewables," Energy and Climate Change Symposium, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, January 18, 2008, Los Angeles, California; "Ethical Issues: The Do's and Don'ts of Criminal Law Practice: Perspectives from the Bench and the Bar," Loyola Law School, Criminal Inns of Court, November 7, 2007, Los Angeles, California; "New Developments in Class Action Litigation, Including New Cases in 2007," The Quisenberry Law Firm's Class Action Seminar, September 27, 2007, Irvine, California; "Strategies for Managing Civil, Criminal and Ethical Risks in the Large and Medium Size Law Firm," Los Angeles County Bar Association, February 15, 2007, Los Angeles, California; "Energy, Environment & Air Quality Policy Forum," Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and UCLA Institute of the Environment, January 12, 2007, Los Angeles, California; "Tribal Energy - Southwest," Law Seminars International, April 7-8, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada; "Ethics 2005 — Keeping Current in a World of Change," Los Angeles County Bar Association, December 10, 2005, Los Angeles, California; "Practical Legal Ethics in California: Issues and Answers," National Business Institute, October 9, 2003, December 9, 2002 & July 12, 2002, Los Angeles, California and Irvine, California; "Managing Conflicts In and Out of Court," Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1998, 1999 & 2000, Los Angeles, California.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Legal Ethics
  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(818) 649-7800  Phone
University Attended:
University of Southern California, A.B., magna cum laude, 1978
Law School Attended:
University of California School of Law, Los Angeles, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981, California
California State Bar (Member, Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, 1987-1990); American Bar Association (Member: Center for Professional Responsibility; Section of Business Law, Committee on Professional Responsibility and Firm Counsel Project; Section of Litigation, Ethics and Professionalism Committee and Professional Liability Litigation Committee; Law Practice Management Section; General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section; Senior Lawyers Section; Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, 2004-2009; Energy Facilities and Citing Committee; Vice Chair, Public Service, 2004-2007; Native American Resources; Ethics 2000 Sub-Committee; Committee on Evaluation of Professional Standards, 1989-2000); Los Angeles County Bar Association (Former Member, Board of Trustees, 2009-2010; Member, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee; Chair, 1988-1989 and 2009-2010; Vice Chair, 2008-2009; Secretary, 1987-1988 and 2007-2008); Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers; Association of Discipline Defense Counsel (Member, Board of Directors, 2011-2012).
Special Agencies:
California State Bar Court.
Birth Information:
June 29, 1956

Peer Reviews

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