James S. McNeill

James S. McNeill

jmcneill@mckennalong.com
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4435 Eastgate Mall
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92121
TEL: 619.595.5445
FAX: 619.595.5450
Los Angeles
300 South Grand Avenue
14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
ALT TEL: 213.243.6202
ALT FAX: 213.243.6330
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Jim McNeill is a partner with offices in San Diego and Los Angeles. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group with a national practice concentrating primarily on employment and ERISA litigation, complex business/commercial disputes, insurance coverage, class actions, and cross-border issues for clients with interests in Central and South America.

Mr. McNeill has extensive nationwide experience in class action litigation, including defense of consumer and wage and hour class actions. He also has experience in all manner of employment and ERISA litigation. He has represented clients throughout Southern California and nationally in complex litigation involving intellectual property and contract disputes, business and commercial torts, including significant trade secret litigation, and insurance matters. His practice extends to both state and federal courts.

As part of his litigation practice, Mr. McNeill has substantial experience in the complex issues involved with Electronically Stored Information, or ESI, including those in the areas of records retention, spoliation, and e-discovery. Mr. McNeill counsels his clients on best practices for records management to reduce potential litigation risks and maintain an ability to respond to litigation discovery demands effectively and efficiently. He also counsels clients on developing effective records retention policies and implementing proper litigation holds in response to litigation.

In addition, Mr. McNeill assists clients having maquiladora operations in Mexico with cross-border disputes. Mr. McNeill is a member of the firm’s Latin America practice group and has a network of firms throughout Central and South America, which he works with to assist clients seeking to conduct business or establish operations in Latin America.

Mr. McNeill attended California Western School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude, served as Executive Editor of the California Western Law Review and was honored with three Corpus Juris Secondum Awards and six American Jurisprudence Awards. Mr. McNeill  also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable David R. Thompson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, prior to being admitted to the State Bar of California in 1999.

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