James C. Osborne Jr

James C. Osborne, Jr., focuses on white collar and corporate criminal defense, as well as civil litigation.

Practice & Background

Mr. Osborne’s criminal experience includes matters of health care fraud, political corruption, mail fraud, securities fraud, customs violations, tax fraud, and internal and grand jury investigations. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Osborne was an associate at another law firm from 1985 to 1990. He clerked for the Honorable John Lewis Smith Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia from 1984 to 1985.

Mr. Osborne was a member of the Order of the Coif at the George Washington University Law School.
Representative Matters

Mr. Osborne’s recent engagements include:

representing a state politician in a federal grand jury investigation into possible corruption
representing a medical supply company in a federal grand jury investigation into health care fraud
serving as part of a team of lawyers that represented a company president indicted on various tax and mail fraud charges
serving as a member of the team that assisted the commissioner of a professional sports organization in conducting various internal investigations into allegations of gambling and misconduct
conducting an internal investigation relating to allegations involving criminal immigration violations
being involved in a two-month-long insider trading trial
conducting an internal investigation into allegations that a company officer had embezzled company funds.

On the civil side, Mr. Osborne handles complex civil litigation, including representing:

a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in his efforts to recover his investment of money and baseball memorabilia
an airline in litigation with the Office of Special Counsel for Related Unfair Employment Practices
a manufacturer in connection with allegations that it had wrongfully terminated its Florida distributor
a high-tech company involved in trade secret litigation
an accounting firm against charges of malpractice
an infidel against allegations of securities fraud
a corporation in defense against allegations of trademark infringement.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Complex Commercial Litigation, 2) White Collar Defense and Government Investigations, 3) Litigation, 4) Global Investigations and Compliance, 5) Securities Enforcement and Litigation, 6) Antitrust and Unfair Competition, 7) Professional Liability and 8) Pro Bono
Law School The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1984
Education Guilford College, B.A., 1978
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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