James E. Gauch

Jim Gauch handles complex litigation in trial and appellate courts and advises on regulatory compliance issues. His practice concentrates in three areas: matters involving foreign companies and significant questions of U.S. jurisdiction; financial and securities fraud litigation; and Dodd-Frank compliance, risk assessment, and enforcement.

Representative matters include: advising energy and banking companies on compliance with Dodd-Frank regulations regarding swaps, options and forward contracts, carbon offsets, and cross-border issues; defending a major Middle Eastern construction company against Antiterrorism Act, RICO, and Alien Tort Claims Act claims; conducting an internal investigation in southeast Asia concerning a threatened U.S. securities fraud complaint against a foreign issuer there; and representing an Antiguan liquidator in U.S. litigation of a multinational bankruptcy.

Jim also served as lead counsel for the subsidiary of a foreign issuer in a securities fraud case arising out of a major product recall and for a major accounting firm in several securities fraud cases and related SEC proceedings. He has litigated class certification issues and merits defenses in nationwide products liability, employment discrimination, and wage-and-hour litigation.

Jim is a member of the District of Columbia bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Second, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Southern District of Ohio. He is past chairman of the Federalist Society's Administrative Law Practice Group and serves on the board of trustees of the Supreme Court Historical Society.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Issues & Appeals, 3) Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement, 4) Business and Tort Litigation (USA), 5) Government Regulation and 6) Securities Fraud Class Actions
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Education The Ohio State University (B.A., 1986)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia
Most recent firm Jones Day
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