Mr. James is a Managing Director in Fortress Investment Group’s Intellectual Property Finance Group. Mr. James has over 30 years of experience representing leading technology companies in patent, trade secret and other IP litigation throughout the United States, before the International Trade Commission, and in Europe and Asia. Mr. James also has extensive experience advising clients on patent portfolio strategy, patent licensing, patent sales and acquisition and patent monetization. Prior to joining Fortress in 2017, Mr. James was a partner and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice at Perkins Coie. Mr. James served in numerous other leadership roles at Perkins Coie, including as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Prior to Perkins Coie, Mr. James was a partner with Brown & Bain. He also served as a law clerk for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee Sub-Committee on Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks. Mr. James is recognized by Intellectual Asset Magazine as one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists and is one of the IAM 300, awarded to individuals with an established track record in developing and rolling out world-class IP value creation programs. Mr. James received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and a J.D., cum laude, from Arizona State University.