Jim Maloney’s expertise is trial work – the resolution of disputes – by trial or arbitration. Jim has the experience, knowledge and skill to manage and try a case in any business sector and in virtually every practice area at a time when the quality of lawyering has dramatically declined in civil courtrooms.
Educated at Yale and a graduate of the Harvard Law School, Jim began his career at Baker Botts where he spent the next 35 years developing and sharpening the courtroom skills that have won him praise from peers and competitors alike. He has represented leading business executives and major corporations with a client list that has included Shell Oil Company, Pennzoil-Quaker-State, Reliant Energy and its predecessors, Match.com, Novartis, Lyondell Chemical Company, Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Ford Motor Company, Bridgestone-Firestone and the iconic oilman and investor, T. Boone Pickens. When he left Baker Botts in 2012, Jim had headed the firm’s securities litigation section and had also served as the longtime chair of the firm’s employment committee.
More recently, Jim was a partner at Andrews Kurth. There, his clients included a major international oil and gas exploration company and a number of special and conflicts committees of boards of directors at public companies and master limited partnerships. Jim is widely recognized for his securities litigation work and has successfully navigated corporate takeover disputes, corporate investigations, class actions and complex commercial disputes of all kinds in both state and federal courts.
Over more than 40 years of practice, Jim has tried in excess of 100 cases to jury and bench verdicts and managed thousands of others to successful resolution.