Jim Reeder is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses on antitrust and complex commercial litigation. He serves as co-chair of V&E’s Antitrust practice group.
Jim represents clients across multiple sectors including the chemical, health care, commercial aviation, energy, and entertainment industries.
He has tried cases
involving claims of price-fixing, group boycott, exclusive dealing, tying,
monopolization, discriminatory pricing, and conspiracy. Jim has also handled
matters and tried cases involving claims of fraud, negligent misrepresentation,
RICO, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, and violations of
federal and state securities laws.
Jim’s notable victories, he successfully represented a producer of
Akaushi Beef against claims of conspiracy to restrain trade and monopolization
in the U.S. premium beef market. After a seven-day trial, the jury found in
favor of the client, awarding both actual and exemplary damages on the client’s
Likewise, Jim was able to achieve favorable outcomes for a
global manufacturer of titanium dioxide that had been facing multiple lawsuits
stemming from antitrust allegations of price-fixing in the titanium dioxide
Jim often takes the lead in cases involving multiple
defendants. He credits his pragmatic approach as being key to achieving positive
results for his clients. A former investment banker, Jim combines advocacy
skills with an understanding of complex financial and economic issues.
Over the years, he has received multiple accolades including
repeated recognition in Legal 500 U.S. and
Chambers USA, which called Jim "extraordinarily competent and committed" (2019).
Jim currently serves as the
vice chair of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. He will
become chair of that section in 2020, putting him at the helm of the country’s
largest organization of litigators.