Jim Phalen is a partner in King & Spalding’s Washington, D.C., office, where he is a member of the Litigation & Antitrust Practice Group, focusing on commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients in a range of commercial disputes including professional malpractice, breaches of Stock Purchase Agreements, civil RICO, state deceptive/unfair trade practices, antitrust and insurance coverage.
Mr. Phalen serves as a member of a Hearing Committee for the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility, and he represents soldiers in their appeals of Army disability assessments. Mr. Phalen is also a member of the Street Law Board of Directors, and coordinates King & Spalding’s Washington office’s participation in Street Law’s Breakfast with a Legend Program in certain D.C. Public Schools.
He is interested in Running Start because he has two young daughters of his own, and he believes that all young women will benefit from Running Start’s message, whether or not they aspire to political office.
He received his A.B., cum laude, from the College of the Holy Cross, and his J.D. from Northwestern University, where he was active in the Legal Clinic.
He is admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.