Retired as the partner specializing in securities law at Becker Ross Stone DeStefano & Klein, a New York law firm, and is now a venture capitalist in New York specializing in telecommunications and technology. He is also the president of the Lucille Lortel Foundation, which supports nonprofit theater in the New York area. James J. Ross has been Counsel in the law firm of Becker Ross Stone DeStefano & Klein since February 1995. Mr. Ross is a private venture investor. Prior to such time, he was a Partner of Becker Ross Stone DeStefano & Klein. He served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Omnipoint Corp. from 1989 to February 2000. He served as a Director of T-Mobile US Inc.(alternate name T-Mobile USA Inc.) since February 2000 and Omnipoint Corporation.