James Shea, Venable’s past chair, maintains an active practice focusing on corporate litigation. A member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he tries cases in both federal and state systems throughout the country.
Shea offers aggressive, thorough corporate counseling, litigation management and trial work. Supported by a highly efficient staff, he regularly handles very large, complex matters.
He has also represented financial institutions, sports franchises, professional service firms and pharmaceutical companies in various commercial matters.
Shea has both prosecuted and defended major corporations in securities class actions, contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and products liability cases. Particular matters have involved the ownership of professional sports franchises, software disputes, fiduciary duties, executive compensation, contract claims and alleged personal injury, and a number have required emergency injunctive relief.
Shea’s education includes an A.B., cum laude, Princeton University (1974), and a J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1977).