Strategic Research Sponsor of the American Bar Association's Section of International LawThe Queen's Award for Enterpise 2012

James A Backstrom

James A Backstrom
Office:
1515 Market Street
Suite 1200
19102-1932
City:
Philadelphia
State:
Pennsylvania
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 215 864 7797

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

From his office in Philadelphia, James Backstrom defends individuals and firms in federal criminal, civil and administrative inquiries and prosecutions including antitrust, fraud, tax, trade control and national security matters. He has represented numerous executives and corporations in grand jury investigations and prosecutions conducted by antitrust division sections in Washington, DC and all division field offices. He has appeared in antitrust proceedings in both the US and Canada and on behalf of citizens of 16 foreign nations.

A prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice until 1987, James was chief of the antitrust division's Dallas office. In the division, he also held the positions of special assistant, office of operations, in Washington and trial attorney in Philadelphia. James served as a special assistant United States attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania in 1981 and 1982.

Since 2005, James has been a member of the ABA's international cartel task force, which consults other nations on enforcement issues. He has written extensively on antitrust topics and spoken at the ABA's section of antitrust law events. He is a principal author and editor of the Criminal Antitrust Litigation Handbook, second edition, published by the ABA section in 2007. He also appears as a panellist at corporate governance programmes. James has been qualified as an expert witness on the US Sentencing Guidelines and Justice Department charging decisions.

James is admitted to the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Texas bars, as well as in federal courts including the Supreme Court of the United States. He was educated at Northwestern University (BSS 1973) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD 1976).

WWL says: James A Backstrom is described to researchers as "informed, responsive and great to work with"

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

Follow us on LinkedIn

Practice Areas

Firms

Browse Firms

Search Firms

The Who's Who Legal 100

Awards

News & Features

Special Reports

Events

Shop

About Us

It is not possible to buy entry into any Who's Who Legal publication

Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Copyright © 2017 Law Business Research Ltd. All rights reserved. | http://www.lbresearch.com

87 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QQ, UK | Tel: +44 20 7908 1180 / Fax: +44 207 229 6910

http://www.whoswholegal.com | editorial@whoswholegal.com

Law Business Research Ltd

87 Lancaster Road, London
W11 1QQ, UK