Mr. James M. Lee focuses his practice on broad business and commercial litigation, as well as construction litigation. He represents clients in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York in numerous complex commercial disputes, including shareholder derivative suits, securities class actions, shareholder oppression claims, RICO claims, trademark infringement, and litigation relating to restrictive covenant and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.
Mr. Lee represents the DBSI Private Actions Trustee in securities fraud matters being litigated in Delaware federal court and Iowa state court. The Trustee has asserted claims against numerous broker-dealers, including (1) violations of § 10(b) and Rule 10(b)(5) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; (2) violations of § 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; (3) breach of contract; (4) fraud; (5) professional negligence; and, (6) breach of fiduciary duty.
Mr. Lee also represented a publicly traded corporation in defense of four separate shareholder derivative lawsuits in New Jersey state courts, all of which were dismissed with prejudice at the pleadings stage.
Mr. Lee has a wide array of commercial litigation experience, with an emphasis on shareholder disputes, construction disputes, business torts, commercial contract disputes, and general commercial litigation. Recent representative matters include:
- Representation of a provider of international telephone connectivity services in civil RICO litigation.
- Representation of the Special Discovery Master in various construction litigation and commercial business disputes.
- Representation of a national magazine publisher and affiliates in trademark infringement litigation.
- Representation of a condominium association in a construction defect litigation against the developers of a condominium complex constructed on a pier.
- Representation of a multimillion-dollar investor in RICO, securities, corporate governance and breach of contract disputes regarding ownership of importer attempting to pioneer the U.S. distribution of China-built vehicles.
- Representation of a wholesale drug distributor in nationwide class action arising out of distribution of counterfeit pharmaceutical drug.
- Fordham University School of Law (J.D.)
- Articles Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal
- Fairfield University (B.S.)
- State of New Jersey
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Section of Antitrust Law
- Essex County Bar Association
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