James Richardson is the acting Managing Attorney for the San Francisco office who works primarily on whistleblower claims and employment discrimination actions.
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Jimmy Richardson is the acting Managing Attorney in the San Francisco office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. His practice includes a range of matters, including whistleblower claims and employment discrimination actions.
Mr. Richardson graduated from Harvard Law School in 2009 and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary H. Murguia on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2013 to 2014.
Mr. Richardson spent the first four years of his career at the New York City office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP, where he specialized in complex civil litigation and worked on matters concerning competition, investor rights, market manipulation, and the arts. Following his clerkship, Mr. Richardson served as an attorney supporting the World Bank Group Sanctions Board, where he worked on appeals involving allegations of corruption and fraud in connection with international development projects.
While in law school, Mr. Richardson was co-editor-in-chief of Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, participated in the Harvard Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, and litigated constitutional and intellectual property issues in federal district court. He also served as a special advisor to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on issues concerning gender and the law. Before attending law school, Mr. Richardson was a James B. Duke Doctoral Fellow in the Duke University Department of English. While at Duke, he taught courses on gender studies, literature, film, and cultural theory, and he worked with local public schools to incorporate documentary photography into their humanities and social studies curricula. Mr. Richardson earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2009
- A.M., Duke University, 2002
- B.A., University of Arizona, 2000
- The Honorable Mary H. Murguia, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Harvard Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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