James Walker concentrates in regulatory proceedings, internal investigations and representing law firms and lawyers in professional liability matters. He represents audit committees, directors, senior executives, law firms, lawyers and other professionals in government and internal investigations of potential criminal, regulatory and/or professional misconduct, and in civil litigation and regulatory proceedings. He has extensive experience in the representation of senior executives in employment disputes and negotiating employment and separation agreements.
Mr. Walker has been active in city and state bar associations, including his service on the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Professional Discipline, Professional and Judicial Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Securities Regulation Committees, and on the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, where he has been a member since 1996. In addition to drafting responses to ethics inquiries, he helped draft reports issued by the New York City Bar Association regarding proposed rules to govern the conduct of attorneys who practice before the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Walker is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics, and has written articles on attorney-client privilege, professional ethics, internal investigations and issues arising under the securities laws. Recently, he has partnered with AltaClaro to provide custom e-learning solutions for in-house counsel across various industries. Mr. Walker also serves as general counsel to Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP.