James Walker concentrates in internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, professional liability and legal ethics. Mr. Walker represents companies and senior executives in federal and state criminal and civil investigations of potential violations of the securities laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He represents law firms and lawyers in government and internal investigations of potential criminal, regulatory and/or professional misconduct, and in related criminal and civil litigation and regulatory proceedings.
Mr. Walker has been on the New York City Bar's 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 has drafted numerous ethics opinions and reports on ethics issues. Mr. Walker is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics, internal investigations and corporate governance, and has written articles on attorney-client privilege, professional ethics, internal investigations, and issues arising under the securities laws. Mr. Walker also serves as General Counsel to Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP.