James Wald

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Avenue of the Stars 1901
Los Angeles 90067 CA US

James C. Wald is a special counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles (Century City) office. Mr. Wald focuses his practice on a variety of commercial litigation matters, including intellectual property, breach of contract, business tort, real estate, and entertainment issues.

Mr. Wald has represented companies ranging from small firms to multinational corporations, including Avery Dennison, Broadcom, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Symantec, Westfield Corporation, and Zurich Financial Services. In addition to his practice, Mr. Wald serves as an adjunct professor at the UC Irvine School of Law and the USC Gould School of Law, teaching pretrial advocacy, trail advocacy, and deposition skills.

Education:

  • J.D., University of Southern California, 2003, Order of the Coif, Executive Editor, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2000, Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors, High Distinction in General Scholarship, Scholar Athlete Award

Admissions:

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Experience:

  • Trial counsel to Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. during a six-week jury trial involving a $9.2 billion claim arising out of the failed acquisition of Unocal Corporation
  • Arbitration counsel to Symantec Corporation in a $110 million action involving breach of contract and patent licensing claims
  • Litigation counsel to Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. in a $1 billion lawsuit arising from the bankruptcy of the largest US manufacturer of ladders and climbing products
  • Litigation counsel to Kennedy Wilson in a $119 million real estate matter involving an alleged joint venture
  • Litigation counsel to a state retirement fund in a multimillion-dollar action involving the development of a retail shopping center
  • Litigation counsel to several pro bono clients including victims of Hurricane Katrina, a student in need of special education, and a deaf woman who was defrauded out of her home

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