Jim Asperger is a partner in Quinn Emanuel's Los Angeles office. He is Co-Chair of the Firm’s White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice, and Chair of the Government Contracts Practice. He is a leading national trial attorney and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He tries civil and criminal cases.
Jim has been repeatedly recognized in Chambers USA - America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a leading lawyer in the field of White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations; The Best Lawyers in America, for “Bet-the-Company and Commercial Litigation”; The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in the field of business litigation, and as a Top Trial Lawyer in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal. Chambers USA ranks Jim in Band One for White Collar Crime & Government Investigations and praises him as having an "incredible grasp of the law, is very intelligent and a very good manager – he keeps everyone organized." Jim has also been named by The Daily Journal as among the “Top 100 Attorneys” in California, and by InterContinental Finance Magazine as one of the top 500 lawyers in the world.
Jim also has extensive experience conducting internal corporate investigations, and representing publicly traded companies, audit committees, independent directors, and corporate officers in federal grand jury, SEC, and other government investigations. He is an expert in international business crime issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and antitrust laws. For example, he served as a DOJ appointed monitor of Schnitzer Steel in examining its worldwide anticorruption policies; he represented the International Olympic Committee in the DOJ investigation relating to 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics alleged bribery scandal; and he defended a major international airline in connection with DOJ criminal allegations of price fixing.