James A. Backstrom

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  • 1515 Market Street, Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1932
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Attorney Awards


Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2012. Principal Author: Criminal Antitrust Litigation Handbook, Second Edition, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 2006. Panelist, "Detecting Illegal Behavior within the Company: Audits, Bounties & Leniency", American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Washington, DC, 2009. Chief, Dallas Field Office, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1982-1987. Special Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1981-1982.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Criminal
  • Antitrust
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Environmental Criminal Law
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Export Regulation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • National Security Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(215) 864-7797  Phone
University Attended:
Northwestern University, B.S.S., with distinction, 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
1985, Texas; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1981, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1987, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1976, Pennsylvania; 1977, District of Columbia; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law.
Captain, JAGC, USN, 1983—

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