James Glassman is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice 

James focuses his practice on complex business litigation, corporate governance disputes, and consumer class action defense.

James offers clients specialized expertise at all stages of federal court litigation. James clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California after law school where he gained an intimate understanding of the Court’s inner workings, civil motion procedures, and trial practice. In law school, he gained invaluable insight into the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision-making process as a judicial extern. James has written Ninth Circuit merits briefs, argued an appeal before the Ninth Circuit, and helped draft a certiorari petition in the U.S. Supreme Court.

James also is committed to public service. He is an adjunct faculty member at his law school where he teaches a civil pretrial practice course, and he regularly provides pro bono services to asylum seekers throughout the asylum process and beyond.



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J.D., Southwestern Law School, 2021, public service distinction, summa cum laude 

B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 2014, summa cum laude


  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge Philip S. Gutierrez, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2021‑2022
  • Extern to Circuit Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2020


  • California 
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