James Nortey litigates and negotiates commercial, employment, and insurance disputes on behalf of clients in US federal and state courts. His practice includes retail, commercial, and industrial matters. James also provides strategic legal, business, and policy advice to clients in high-stakes matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.
Represented a multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation in an arbitration proceeding regarding a constructive fraud and fraudulent transfer case.
Represented a leading paper manufacturer with deposition preparation in anticipation of a trial regarding a multi-billion dollar environmental dispute with individual plaintiffs.
Represented an international oilfield services regarding several disputes, including a claim to protect trade secrets and confidential information from misappropriation by a business competitor.
Represented a variety of electric utilities located throughout Texas in ongoing litigated rate cases before administrative agencies.
Represented consortium of large energy consumers in contested rate cases before administrative agencies.
Successfully represented applicant before Department of Homeland Security US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and obtained decision for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
University of Texas, 2015, M.A., Technology Commercialization
Harvard Law School, 2011, J.D.
Baylor University, 2008, B.A., Philosophy
Awards and Affiliations
Recipient, Greater Austin Black Chamber Emerging Leader Award (2015)
Recipient, Leadership Austin: Ascendant Award (2014)
Recipient, Austin Young Lawyers Association Outstanding Lawyer Award (2014)
Recipient, Dean’s Award for Community Leadership, Harvard Law School (2011)
McBee Fellow, Austin Area Research Organization (2017)