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John E. James

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John E. James, a retired Potter Anderson partner, practiced in various litigation areas including: insurance coverage litigation, in which he has represented Fortune 500 and other corporate policyholders in litigation against their insurance companies with respect to coverage for environmental, asbestos, other products, employment, D&O, property, fidelity, business interruption and other liabilities; commercial litigation, in which he has represented parties in various forms of business litigation relating to contract disputes, bankruptcy actions and business tort suits; and corporate governance litigation.

With respect to Bar activities, John served on the Board of Bar Examiners of the Delaware Supreme Court for 12 years. He also was a member of the American Bar Association during his career and served in a leadership capacity in the Litigation Section and its Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. 

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Education

University of North Carolina, J.D., 1979

Brown University, M.A., 1973

Davidson College, A.B., cum laude, 1972; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 1979

    United States District Court for the District of Delaware

    United States Courts of Appeal for the Third and Fourth Circuits