James C. Freije

Jim is a member of the firm's Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations Department, serving clients primarily in regulatory, criminal and compliance matters, as well as in the resolution of complex commercial disputes. Jim is also involved with all aspects of eDiscovery matters for the firm and manages large-scale document productions both in the United States and abroad.

Jim participates in the defense of prominent financial institutions and accounting firms in investigations conducted by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). James also represents financial institutions and accounting firms in complex commercial litigation.

Jim’s prior work experience includes work as a legal intern in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and as a legal assistant with the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute’s Office of Business Development and Technology Transfer.

Jim devotes his time to pro bono causes, including participation with the Wills for Heroes program and immigration matters.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Securities Class Action, 2) White Collar Defense, 3) SEC Enforcement Defense, 4) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 5) Government, 6) Regulatory and Criminal Investigations and 7) CFPB and Bank Regulatory
Law School University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2002
Education College of William & Mary, B.A., 1998
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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