James R. Potts joined the firm’s Philadelphia office in November 2008 as a member in the Business Law Department.
James, who serves as chair of the Insurance Corporate and Regulatory practice, has more than 19 years of experience in insurance and corporate matters. He has represented a broad range of clients in the insurance industry including property, casualty, life and health insurance companies; sophisticated commercial insureds; insurance producers, intermediaries and adjusters; hedge funds and other investors; guaranty funds; and insurance regulators.
James has written and spoken on a variety of insurance topics including, When Bad News Breaks: Dilemmas Facing Brokers, Risk Managers and Boards of Directors; Navigating the M&A Arena: The Insurance Dimension; The State of Insurance Producer Regulatory Modernization; Policyholder Risk Exposures and Mitigation Measures; Non-Investment Credit Risk in the P&C Insurance Industry; Update on Insurance Regulatory Reform and Bank Insurance Marketplace; U.S. Bankruptcy and Insurance Insolvency Law: Key Contracting Considerations for Insurance Transactions; and What Every Business Lawyer Should Know About Insurance.
James serves on the board of governors of the Academy of Risk Management and Insurance, Erivan K. Haub School of Business, at Saint Joseph's University. James has previously served on the Philadelphia Bar Association Professional Guidance Committee and as a barrister at the American Inns of Court at the University of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
He earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.