James Sanders

Reed Smith LLP

James L. Sanders is a trial lawyer. His practice concentrates on representing clients in securities litigation and white-collar criminal matters. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers; an honor given to no more than one percent of the lawyers in any state.

Jim has extensive experience handling securities litigation, business crimes investigations, and civil and criminal trials. From 1989 to 1991, he was in charge of the SEC’s Regional Office located in Los Angeles; and, prior to that, was an attorney with the SEC’s Regional Office in Chicago.

He also was a federal prosecutor in the Special Prosecutions Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago, and in the Major Frauds Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.

As a prosecutor, Jim was involved in more than 40 federal criminal trials, including trials involving stock market manipulation, insider trading, RICO offenses, and bribery of public officials. In addition to criminal cases, Jim has tried civil securities actions, SEC injunctive actions and administrative proceedings.

He has also represented brokerage firms and individuals in securities arbitrations, and in disciplinary proceedings before the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange. As a regular part of his practice, Jim represents clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal cases, and in investigations conducted by the SEC, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and other governmental entities.

Education :

  • University of Tulsa College of Law, 1973
  • Drake University, 1970

Professional Admissions & Qualifications : California

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court – Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois


  • Represents an attorney accused of malpractice in connection with work on securities representation.
  • Testified as an expert witness on SEC procedures in Bernard Madoff-related litigation in the Cayman Islands.
  • Represents public company in government investigation into possible violations of the False Claims Act.
  • Has represented numerous entities and individuals in insider trading investigations conducted by the SEC and Department of Justice.
  • Represented the former Chairman of a bank that was a subsidiary of a national mortgage company in securities class action litigation involving the SEC risk disclosures with respect to the bank’s mortgage holdings.


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Reed Smith LLP
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