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- Regulatory and Government Affairs
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- State and Local Government
- Temple University School of Law
Jim is Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department. He concentrates his practice in government and regulatory matters with particular emphasis in public utilities, health care, higher education and insurance matters. He was instrumental in securing passage of the Pennsylvania Insurance Company Mutual-to-Stock Conversion Act as well as the legislation that now allows third-class counties in Pennsylvania to levy a local hotel tax to help fund convention centers and promote tourism. Jim currently serves as general counsel to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). He also served for over 10 years as Pennsylvania Counsel to the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.
Prior to joining Stevens & Lee, Jim was general counsel to the Treasurer of Pennsylvania. In that capacity, he served as designee to 16 boards and commissions of state government. He has served as designee to the boards of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, the Delaware River Port Authority, the State Employees Retirement System and the Public School Employees Retirement System. He also served as associate general counsel for the Philadelphia Electric Company prior to joining the firm. Jim was special counsel to the Senate Impeachment Committee for the trial of Justice Rolf Larsen.
Jim has also served as adjunct associate professor of law at Drexel University.
- Temple University School of Law, J.D.
- Temple University, B.A., magna cum laude