James T. Smith has more than 30 years of experience in complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense, nationwide. He serves both corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of industries including technology, transportation, healthcare, aerospace, and defense, in disputes involving fraud and abuse, intellectual property, corporate governance, government and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and breach of contract and related claims, and many other areas. James formerly served as chair of Blank Rome's Litigation Department, overseeing more than 250 attorneys across nine practice groups and 13 offices.
James served as a law clerk to the Honorable Genevieve Blatt of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
Chambers USA recognizes James as a leader in general commercial litigation, noting that he is considered to be a “fantastic litigator” and that one source stated “that he is able to ‘strategically think ahead and figure out the best route to that solution better than anyone I have ever met.’”