James D. Baskin

James D. Baskin has been a trial lawyer for more than 40 years, with a special focus on complex business, corporate, financial, and securities cases.

Mr. Baskin graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in May 1978. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1978 and to the State Bar of Texas in 1991. He is a member of the bars of the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 9th Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California; the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, and the District of Colorado.

Mr. Baskin served as a key member of the prosecution teams in some of the largest, most complex, and most successful class action cases in history, including the following cases: In Re Enron Corp. Securities Litigation; In Re Dynegy Inc. Securities Litigation; and In Re Global Crossing ERISA Litigation. Mr. Baskin has also prosecuted a number of stockholder derivative suits.

Mr. Baskin has successfully handled complex non-class/derivative cases both for plaintiffs and for defendants, including a number of complex Financial Crisis cases involving esoteric structures such as CDOs, RMBS, and SIVs.

Mr. Baskin has tried cases throughout the country involving federal securities claims, corporate control, governance, fiduciary duty issues, banking, oil and gas, partnership issues, real property, and electronic commerce.