James Q. Walker

James Q. Walker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
 | 200 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281
Phone: 212-530-1817
Fax: 917-344-8817
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    James Walker concentrates on internal, white collar criminal defense, corporate governance, civil litigation, professional liability, and legal ethics. Mr. Walker represents audit committees, audit committee directors, corporate officers, and other professionals in criminal and regulatory investigations of potential violations of securities laws and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He represents law firms, lawyers, and other professionals in government and internal investigations of potential criminal, regulatory, or professional misconduct, and in civil litigation and regulatory proceedings. He lectures and writes on internal investigations, corporate governance, attorney-client privilege, and professional ethics.

    About James Walker

    Admitted: 1992, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.rkollp.com/attorneys-James-Walker-Bio.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • New York Super Lawyer - Metro, 2009
    • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States, 2011
    • New York Super Lawyer - Metro, 2010
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • New York Super Lawyer - Metro, 2011

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, 1996
    • Member, New York City Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Panelist: PLI's “Ethics for Corporate Counsel: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2011” seminar
    • "Issuing a Proper Upjohn Warning Will Not Cure Multiple Representation Conflicts," by James Walker and Shari Brandt, published on Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP website
    • "Ninth Circuit’s Reversal of Evidence Exclusion in Broadcom Case Does Not Alter Lessons Learned Regarding Upjohn Warnings," by James Walker and Shari Brandt, published on Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP website
    • Presenter: "Law Firm Internal Investigations" at the Aon Large Law Firm Symposium
    • Webinar: "What Board Members Need to Know About the Scope of Director Duties to Creditors of Financially Distressed Corporations - Making Sense of the Split in Authority Among U.S. Courts, and How it Affects You"
    • Panelist: "Ethics for Corporate Counsel 2010" seminar hosted by the New York State Bar Association
    • Panelist: PLI's "Ethics for Corporate Lawyers 2010" seminar
    • Presenter: “Ethical Traps for the M&A Practitioner” at PLI's “Mergers and Acquisitions 2011: Trends and Developments” seminar
    • Speaker at the Women in eDiscovery "Ethics, E-Discovery & Social Networking" seminar
    • "Expanded Supervisory Liability for In-House Lawyers" by James Walker, Daniel Zinman and Grant Mogan, published in the New York Law Journal
    • Panelist: "Professional Liability & Legal Ethics: Preventing, Defending & Obtaining Insurance For Claims Against Law Firms," presented at the New York City Bar Association
    • Presenter "Information Mobility in the Age of Persuasive E-discovery" at PLI's “Information Technology Law Institute 2011: Navigating the New Risks in Mobile Technology, Social Media, Electronic Records and Privacy”
    • Roundtable discussion: "Addressing FCPA Issues In Emerging Market Deals" in Financier Worldwide
    • Presenter: PLI's "Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2011"
    • Co-presented "High Tech/High Impact Ethics" at the National Employment Lawyers Association New York City Conference on Representing Employees

    Representative Clients:

    • Representing a hedge fund in a government investigation of possible inside trading involving third party expert networks. Representing a law firm in the investigation and criminal prosecution of accounting firm professionals for engaging in a conspiracy to promote fraudulent tax shelters. Representing a law firm in internal investigations of possible misconduct by several of the firm's attorneys relating to violations of criminal law and/or rules of professional conduct. Representing senior finance executives in a NYSE-listed foreign company in connection with a Department of Justice and SEC investigation of possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Representing former members of the Audit Committee of a public company in connection with an internal investigation, and parallel criminal and SEC proceedings, involving accounting irregularities identified by the company’s outside auditor. Representing the CEO of a public company in an internal investigation relating to the company’s restatement of several years of financial statements caused by an understatement of federal income tax payments. Representing the founder, sole owner and CEO of a hedge fund in connection with an SEC investigation of unlawful short selling.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Clerkship, Honorable Earl B. Gillam, United States District Court, Southern District of California

    Educational Background:

    • Yale College, B.S. in Applied Mathematics, cum laude, 1985
    • Yale Law School, J.D., 1990, Coker Fellow, 1990
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    Office Location for James Q. Walker

    200 Liberty Street
    New York, NY 10281

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