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James Grippando

Fort Lauderdale

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University of Florida Law School, J.D., with honors, year; Executive Editor, Law Review; Order of the Coif

University of Florida, B.A., with high honors, Policital Science, 1980; Phi Beta Kappa; Graduated second in class; voted Outstanding Graduate for Leadership


Hon. Thomas A. Clark, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1983-1984

James Grippando has more than three decades of experience in both litigation and transactions involving complex commercial matters.  He regularly provides antitrust, IP, and other transaction-related advice to a wide range of clients, from Tony Award−winning Broadway producers and fashion malls to major players in motorsport racing.  Recent litigation and appellate experience include copyright and trademark infringement arbitration, trade secret disputes, and class action lawsuits involving Madoff investors.  He has lectured at conferences for the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association, published editorials on timely legal issues in the National Law Journal and other major newspapers, and provided legal insights on national TV programs such as MSNBC’s Morning Joe.  

Early in his career, Mr. Grippando earned national acclaim as lead counsel in a seven-year class action battle against the largest privately held corporation in the world—a case that The Wall Street Journal called “the catalyst for wholesale change in the $15 billion a year poultry industry.” 

Mr. Grippando is also a The New York Times−bestselling author, with 22 novels that have been translated into 26 languages. Leapholes, his novel for younger readers, was published by the American Bar Association and is used by middle schools across the country to teach children about law and lawyers. His numerous law review articles have been frequently cited by the courts.

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