James H.R. Windels is a member of Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Litigation Department. He has experience in a wide variety of federal and state court commercial litigation matters, regulatory enforcement proceedings and internal investigations.
Mr. Windels’ matters include securities cases relating to public offerings and underwritings, sales and trading, asset management, mutual funds, private equity transactions and accounting matters. He has represented companies and accounting firms in internal investigations, bidders and targets in mergers and acquisitions litigation, and financial institutions and manufacturers in federal and state antitrust actions. He has also represented financial institutions and accounting firms in investigations and proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, federal and state criminal authorities, and local regulators in Europe and Asia.
Mr. Windels joined Davis Polk in 1990 and became partner in 1997. He clerked for the Honorable Peter K. Leisure, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, from 1989 to 1990. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A and President of the Board of Directors of Volunteers of Legal Service. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and on Davis Polk’s Pro Bono Committee.