James D. Mathias

Jim Mathias is a trial lawyer who engages in a general corporate, securities and business litigation practice.

Jim focuses on litigation concerning securities and financial services, class actions, board governance, complex financial transactions, fraud, internal corporate and compliance investigations and contract disputes.

Jim is the chair of the Baltimore Litigation department. He also has served as co-chair of DLA Piper's Financial Services Litigation group, as co-chair of the Securities Litigation group and as a member of the firmwide Policy Committee. Jim served as National Hiring co-chair in charge of recruiting firmwide from 2000 to 2005. He served as the Baltimore office Hiring Partner from 1997 to 2003.

Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Chambers USA recommends him for his strengths in disputes concerning securities and financial services. Chambers quotes a source saying that Jim "earns praise for his 'piercing intellect' and 'good judgment.'" Another impressed source notes that "the legal advice and the work results provided by Jim are of a very high quality. He has an aim-oriented approach which was highly appreciated by our mutual client." Jim is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, based on peer review in several areas, including Securities and Bet-the-Company Litigation. He is a Maryland Super Lawyer.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Arbitration and Investigations, 3) Securities and Enforcement Litigation, 4) Real Estate and 5) Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes
Law School J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1988
Education B.A., English, Amherst College, 1983
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm DLA Piper
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