James V. Fazio

James Fazio Intellectual Property Attorney Sheppard Mullin Law Firm
Special Counsel
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

James Fazio is special counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office.

Areas of Practice

James focuses on intellectual property and business litigation. He represents public and private companies in disputes such as those involving patent and trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets, fraud, breach of contract, unfair competition, false advertising and various business tort claims. James has more than 24 years of litigation experience and was selected by his peers among the top ten intellectual property litigators in San Diego in 2010, 2011 and 2014 by The San Diego Daily Transcript.

James represents clients in technologies that include telecommunications, computer hardware and software, database management, semiconductors and chip design, medical devices, biometrics, business methods, e-commerce and wireless technologies, among others. He often defends major companies against large class action lawsuits, including those alleging securities fraud and false advertising, stockholder derivative suits and investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

James is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. While serving as a federal prosecutor, he tried nearly a dozen federal jury cases to verdict and argued numerous appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

James regularly lectures and writes extensively on various legal topics. He previously authored and co-authored more than a dozen legal articles in various publications, including IP Today, The Recorder, The FBA Newsletter, The Federal Lawyer, California Lawyer, The San Diego Daily Transcript, and The National Law Journal.

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