Riddell Williams congratulates the following individuals who have been designated 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Top Women Attorneys and Top 100 Super Lawyers: 2016 Super Lawyers Bruce J. … read more
James is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group, and has experience representing companies in a variety of complex litigation matters. He has represented companies before state and federal courts throughout the country, including successfully arguing before the Washington State Supreme Court. James has litigated matters involving product failures, contract disputes, property damage, licensing agreements, intellectual property rights and noncompete agreements.
James has published articles on a variety of topics, including big data and the practice of law, law and technology, trade secrets and class actions. He has also been quoted and featured in articles about law and technology. James was named a “Legal Techie” by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
While in law school, James served as Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Law Review, and received the Dean’s Medal. As Editor-in-Chief, James helped the Washington Law Review achieve unprecedented national success. He led efforts to publish issues on the intersection between law and technology, and under his leadership, the Review published its first digital-only content, becoming one of only a handful of journals at the time to feature such content.
“Washington State’s New Data Breach Notification Law Takes Effect This Friday (July 24),” Riddell Williams News Alert (July 21, 2015)
“FTC Guidance For The Internet Of Things,” Today’s General Counsel (June 2015)
“The Federal Trade Commission’s Recent Comments on Big Data,” Riddell Williams News Alert (June 16, 2015)
“Data Breaches Happen To Small Companies Too,” Law360 (April 23, 2015)
“FTC Issues New Privacy and Security Guidance for the Internet of Things,” Riddell Williams News Alert (February 2015)
“Landmark Ruling in Target Data Breach Lawsuit Affects any Company Handling Private Consumer Information,” Riddell Williams News Alert (December 2014)
“Brace For This Brief’s Impact On The Supreme Court,” Law360 (September 16, 2014)
Quoted in Puget Sound Business Journal article entitled “Technology pushes legal system forward” (August 29, 2014)
“Recent Congressional Bills Beg the Question: Is It Finally Time for Federal Trade Secret Protection?,” Riddell Williams Article (August 2014)
“OPINION: Lawyers Should Think In Terms Of Big Data,” Law360 (July 31, 2014)
“Important Development Favoring Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements,” Riddell Williams Newsletter (June 2014)
“High Court Allows Property Owner to Sue Engineering Firm for $1.5M in Lost Profits,” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (February 21, 2014)
James has been designated a Washington Rising Star®.
Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Law Review
Dean’s Medal, University of Washington School of Law
Puget Sound Business Journal “Legal Techie”
University of Washington School of Law, J.D. with honors, Order of the Coif.
Whitman College, B.A. history, magna cum laude.
James H. Wendell's NEWS, EVENTS, AND PUBLICATIONS
Washington State’s new data breach notification law (RCW 19.255.010) takes effect Friday, July 24, bringing important changes that all companies doing business in Washington should be aware of. … read more
There are numerous open questions about how Big Data will be regulated. What types of decisions can be made, in what context, and what disclosures need to be … read more
Reports of major data breaches at large companies — Anthem, Home Depot and Target, to name a few — have flooded the news cycle over the past couple … read more
On April 2, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court held that Washington’s homestead exemption law did not apply to real property outside of the state. (Click here to read … read more
If 2014 was the year of the data breach, then 2015 may well become known as the year the government fights back. This year has already seen a … read more
On January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a Staff Report on privacy and security issues related to the Internet of Things (“IoT”). The Staff Report … read more
Landmark Ruling in Target Data Breach Lawsuit Affects any Company Handling Private Consumer Information
The Minnesota federal district court overseeing nationwide litigation against Target related to its massive 2013 data breach issued a ground-breaking decision on December 2, 2014 that may significantly … read more
Last spring, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in M&G Polymers USA LLC v. Tackett presumably to resolve a circuit split regarding the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements … read more
Recent Congressional Bills Beg the Question: Is It Finally Time for Federal Trade Secret Protection?
Trade secrets can form a company’s lifeblood, the entirety of a business’s competitive advantage. Most businesses, however, would be surprised to know that the federal government does not … read more
The vast majority of civil cases in the United States settle before trial. Knowing how many on a particular topic were filed, how many settled, when they settled, … read more
In a major development supporting the enforceability of class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements, the California Supreme Court ruled on June 23, 2014 in Iskanian v. CLS … read more
In a recent 5-4 decision, the Washington Supreme Court cast doubt on a company’s ability to limit its liability for economic losses arising out of a contract dispute. … read more