“One of the best aspects of the DA’s Office—especially for a young attorney learning the ropes—was its collaborative, open-door approach to practicing law,” said James. “Goldberg Segalla immediately jumped out to me because of the firm’s clear commitment to the same perspective. It can only benefit Goldberg Segalla attorneys, and therefore the clients they assist, by knowing that they can rely upon and trust their colleagues to solve increasingly complex issues. I firmly believe that knowledge and expertise work best to serve others when they are not siloed, but rather shared freely with others, and Goldberg Segalla is just such a place.”
“We are extremely excited to have James bring his years of experience investigating and prosecuting cyber and white-collar fraud to Goldberg Segalla,” said Jonathan S. Ziss, co-chair of the Management and Professional Liability group. “His skills and experience handling these highly sophisticated schemes, and coordinating forensic investigators and technical analysists, will add considerable depth to our Cyber Security and Privacy, White Collar Crimes and Business Torts, and Management and Professional Liability practices.”
James is a highly experienced litigator with more than 10 years of experience handling matters in New York courts. His extensive experience includes data privacy litigation, cyber and white-collar fraud, including institutional and corporate cyber intrusions and theft, international money laundering schemes, business email compromise fraud, international identity theft rings, SIM swapping schemes, and complex cryptocurrency fraud.
Before joining Goldberg Segalla, James spent 12 years at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, including as deputy chief of the Cybercrimes and Identity Theft Bureau, where he investigated domestic and international money laundering, financial crimes, corporate theft, and cyber intrusions. During his time at the District Attorney’s office, he gained invaluable trial experience, which included taking more than 50 hearings and trials to verdict—including the 1979 murder and kidnapping of Etan Patz—and presenting over 150 cases to the Grand Jury. Additionally, he spent two years as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where he investigated and prosecuted an elite foreign target engaged in cybercrimes against businesses in the United States, leading to his arrest and conviction.
James provides thought leadership on current trends and developments in cyber and financial crime both internally and to outside multinational companies, nonprofit organizations, and business groups. He has also authored internal memoranda and policy positions on the application of Fourth and Fifth Amendment law to emerging technologies and cyber-forensic techniques.
James earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin and his juris doctor at the New York Law School.