James R. Billings-Kang is an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington D.C. office. He concentrates his practice on litigation matters, with a particular focus in complex civil litigation at both the state and federal levels. He has significant experience in all facets of a lawsuit, with extensive deposition and courtroom familiarity.
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Billings-Kang was a litigation associate at two Washington, DC-based law firms. He has represented a digital-media company in a legal malpractice suit; advised a financial institution involved in a misappropriation-of-trade-secrets litigation; and contributed to a historic civil rights lawsuit against a state’s police department, resulting in a landmark settlement that was the first to require a police agency to compile and publish data for all highway drug and weapons searches.
He previously represented a pro bono client seeking special immigrant juvenile status, which has included conducting oral advocacy before an immigration court and filing requests under the Freedom of Information Act, in addition to a number of clients seeking political asylum in America.
He has authored key legal memorandum focusing on issues such as the Securities Act, the Department of Justice’s guidelines on conflicts of interests, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations on mortgagee charges for the closing of FHA-insured mortgages, the State Department’s regulations for encrypted data transitioning, the False Claims Act, and pharmaceutical settlements with the Food and Drug Administration for the misbranding of drugs, to name a few.
Mr. Billings-Kang also worked for the Honorable R. Terrence Ney on a variety of civil, criminal, and domestic-relations matters at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2008)
- B.A., Hampden-Sydney College, summa cum laude (2005)
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
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