James has more than 20 years of experience in insurance and corporate matters. He has represented a wide range of clients in the insurance industry, including property and casualty and life and health insurance companies, HMOs, large commercial insureds, insurance producers, intermediaries and adjusters, hedge funds and other investors, guaranty funds, and insurance regulators and receivers. James frequently handles insurance company and producer mergers and acquisitions, advises on complex insurance licensing and regulatory compliance issues, and provides counseling related to insurance receivership matters. James also advises insureds and insurance producers concerning the advisability of establishing a captive, including segregated cell companies, and has assisted in their formation and licensing.
James has written and spoken on a variety of insurance topics, including When Bad News Breaks: Dilemmas Facing Brokers, Risk Managers and Boards of Directors; Navigating the M&A Arena: The Insurance Dimension; The State of Insurance Producer Regulatory Modernization; Policyholder Risk Exposures and Mitigation Measures; Non-Investment Credit Risk in the P&C Insurance Industry; Update on Insurance Regulatory Reform and Bank Insurance Marketplace; U.S. Bankruptcy and Insurance Insolvency Law: Key Contracting Considerations for Insurance Transactions; and What Every Business Lawyer Should Know About Insurance.
James serves on the board of governors of the Academy of Risk Management and Insurance, Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University. He has previously served on the Philadelphia Bar Association's Professional Guidance Committee and as a barrister at the American Inns of Court at the University of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and also the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
James earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.