James Christie is a Partner in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP. James focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors. He is currently involved in litigating cases against major U.S. and non-U.S. corporations, such as Alexion Pharmaceuticals, 2U, Precision Castparts, Flex, iQIYI, and Weatherford International. James also serves as Assistant General Counsel to the Firm and is a Co-Chair of the Firm's Technology Committee.
Seen as a rising star in securities litigation, James has been named a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500, a “Rising Star of the Plaintiffs Bar” by The National Law Journal, and has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List.” He was also recognized by Law360 as a Securities “Rising Star,” noting his leadership in several high-profile matters.
James was an integral part of the Firm team that helped recover $192.5 million for investors in a settlement for In re SCANA Corporation Securities Litigation. James also assisted in recovering $20 million on behalf of investors in a securities class action against LifeLock Inc., where he played a significant role in obtaining a key appellate victory in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversing the district court’s order dismissing the case with prejudice. In addition, James assisted in the $14.75 million recovery secured for investors against PTC Therapeutics Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer of orphan drugs, in In re PTC Therapeutics, Inc. Securities Litigation. He was also part of the team that represented the lead plaintiff, the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi, in Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi v. Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., which resulted in a $9.5 million settlement against Sprouts Farmers Market and several of its senior officers and directors.
James previously served as a Judicial Intern in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York under the Honorable Sandra J. Feuerstein.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council, and an active member of the Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees' Rules Committee.
James earned his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was the Senior Articles Editor of the St. John’s Law Review, and his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from St. John’s University Tobin College of Business.