James Grant is Of Counsel in Glaser Weil’s Litigation Department. He has over 30 years of litigation experience resolving a broad spectrum of civil matters through mediation, trial, arbitration, and appeal in state and federal courts in California and across the country. Over his career, James has represented Fortune 500 companies, mid-cap and small-cap companies, and individuals in a wide range of market sectors, including in the health care, real estate, publishing, motion picture, television, manufacturing, retail, construction, banking, and lending industries.
James is a former sole practitioner who has also worked at prominent law firms, including starting his career at Latham & Watkins and partnership at McDermott, Will & Emery. James is counsel of record in, inter alia, the following published opinions: State of California, ex rel. Mueller v. Walgreen Corporation, 175 F.R.D. 631 (N.D. Cal. 1997); State of California, ex rel. Mueller v. Walgreen Corporation, 175 F.R.D. 638 (N.D. Cal. 1997); Chinese Yellow Pages Co. v. Chinese Overseas Marketing Service Corp., 170 Cal.App.4th 863 (2008); In re Estate of King Wah Chui, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Case No. B306918 (March 2, 2022) (Cert. for Part. Pub.).
Defended healthcare providers in federal jury trial in Los Angeles concerning alleged Medicare fraud under federal False Claims Act.
Defended federal action against national pharmacy chain under California False Claims Act regarding alleged prescription billing fraud.
Defended federal action in Texas against national pharmacy chain in RICO class action regarding alleged prescription billing fraud.
Defended national DVD rental chain against federal copyright infringement and state law claims arising out of company’s distribution of purportedly infringing motion picture.
Defended major motion picture studio against federal copyright infringement and state law claims arising out of company’s production of purportedly infringing motion picture after terminating option on screenplay.
Prosecuted claims on behalf of publisher of Chinese-language yellow pages directory through jury trial and appeal against competitor for unfair competition and deceptive advertising. Obtained and collected jury verdict for $4.25 million.
Prosecuted claims on behalf of television commercial production company in arbitration against commercial director for breach of contract and misappropriation of commercial production business.
Prosecuted claims against real estate developer on behalf of private lender resulting in judicial foreclosure of developer’s loan collateral, including yacht under federal maritime law.
Defended Hawaii-based wine company in federal court in Honolulu against corporate raider by obtaining summary judgment.
Prosecuted claims through trial on behalf of real estate developer against private lender for misappropriation of real property collateral following death of developer’s partner.
Represented co-trustee of family trust for $30 million estate in protracted litigation against beneficiary who engaged in fraud and financial elder abuse, resulting in global settlement affirmed on appeal.
University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
Stanford University, B.A., Political Science (With Distinction)