James R. McGuire

James McGuire is a member and co-chair of the firm's Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense of consumer class actions against financial services companies under the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and state unfair practices statutes, including California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law.

Mr. McGuire also has significant experience with the Federal Arbitration Act and the extensive body of federal laws governing the operations of various state and federally chartered financial institutions, including the Home Owners Loan Act of 1933, the National Bank Act, and the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980.

Mr. McGuire joined Morrison & Foerster as an associate in 1997 and became partner with the firm in 2004. During law school, he was a staff writer and articles editor for the Pacific Law Journal. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McGuire served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eugene A. Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Financial Services Litigation, 3) Class Actions and 4) Financial Institutions + Financial Services
Law School McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (J.D., 1996)
Education California State University, Sacramento (B.A., 1991)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of California
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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