James Griffin

King & Spalding LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 1700
Washington 20006 DC US

James M. Griffin focuses on criminal antitrust and internal corporate investigations. A partner in our Antitrust practice, Jim represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of antitrust matters and criminal investigations.

Jim represents individual and corporate clients in antitrust and other criminal investigations across a number of industries, including financial services, marine hose, air cargo, freight forwarding, TFT-LCD, ocean shipping, pharmaceuticals, management systems consulting, electric power generation, refrigeration compressor manufacturing, energy, polyurethane foam, car carrier ocean shipping and auto parts.

Previously, Jim was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In that role he was responsible for the division’s criminal enforcement program and supervised the prosecution of more than 250 criminal cases, resulting in more than $1.5 billion in criminal fines. He was the Antitrust Division’s primary liaison with foreign law enforcement authorities in connection with the detection and prosecution of international cartels.

In more than 26 years at DOJ, Jim received numerous awards recognizing his exceptional accomplishments there, including the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (1997), the Department’s highest award for career professionals and the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executives (2003), the highest honor conferred on federal government executives.


  • J.D., University of South Carolina
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • American Bar Association, International Bar Association


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