James Walker concentrates in government enforcement actions, 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 representing and advising companies on employment law issues, including the investigation of whistleblower, discrimination and harassment complaints, employee separations and hires, and restrictive covenants.
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. He is the current chair of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Committee on Professional Ethics.
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.