Jim Wade, a litigation partner, has tried numerous criminal and civil cases across the United States. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1980. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and White Collar Criminal Defense since 1995 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) and in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
For more than twenty years, Mr. Wade served as outside counsel to the Connecticut Democratic Party and has represented three Connecticut governors in litigation. He was responsible for the drafting of the procedural and substantive rules of the party and represented it before the United States Supreme Court in connection with a reapportionment case. Mr. Wade has represented numerous public officials in Connecticut in litigation involving constitutional election and voting issues.
In the last several years, Mr. Wade has tried, on behalf of major corporations and their employees, complex criminal and civil cases involving antitrust, securities fraud, government contracting fraud, mail fraud, and public corruption. He has also represented numerous Fortune 500 companies on various compliance issues, including grand jury investigation compliance, securities regulation, banking issues, and environmental concerns as well as numerous contractual and business disputes.
|—||J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Moot Court|
|—||B.A., Yale University, English Literature|
|—||American College of Trial Lawyers|
|—||American Bar Association|
|—||Connecticut Bar Association|
|—||State Capital Group|
|—||Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the state of Connecticut in the area of Litigation: General Commercial|
|—||Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants for 2014, in the area of Litigation - Antitrust for 2013, and in the area of Bet-the-Company Litigation for 2011 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)|
|—||Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995. Most recently he has been listed in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar-Defendants; Antitrust-Litigation; Banking & Finance-Litigation; Construction-Litigation; Intellectual Property-Litigation; Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)-Litigation; Tax-Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation|
|—||Listed as a Litigation Star in Connecticut in Benchmark Litigation, 2011, 2012|
|—||Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Criminal Defense for 2006 to 2009, 2011, and 2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)|