James A. Beha

Of Counsel

Academic Background
  • A.B., with high honors, Princeton University, 1971
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1975 magna cum laude
  • Ph.D. (Sociology), Harvard University, 1986
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New York
  • Second Circuit
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
Professional / Community

Jim Beha has served as the chair of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar and served as a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on that topic for more than a dozen years.  Jim also serves as a professionally certified instructor for the Adaptive Sports Foundation at Ski Windham and is a member of the Board of the ASF.

 

 

James A. Beha

Of Counsel

Jim Beha’s three decades of lawyering experience have covered all phases of litigation, including workouts, investigation and preparation of cases, pretrial discovery, pretrial motion practice and preliminary injunctions, mediations, preparation and examination of experts on issues of liability and damages, trials and arbitrations, appeals, and all manner of settlement negotiations. In most recent years his practice has emphasized civil business fraud and commercial disputes. Over the years he has represented clients in cases in the bankruptcy and civil trial courts of numerous federal district courts around the country, in New York State civil courts, in various arbitration and mediation settings, and in federal and New York State appellate courts. His experience as lead counsel includes three federal court jury trials through verdict, various trials and contested hearings before federal judges, state judges and arbitrators, and numerous mediations.

Jim is the author of a number of articles and reports on civil practice and other professional topics that have appeared in the Journal of the New York State Bar Association, the New York Litigator, and the Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as well as a number of articles on criminal justice issues.