JAMES D. ZIRIN, a leading trial and appellate lawyer for over 30 years, is senior counsel in the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP. For three years, he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and served in the criminal division under Robert M. Morgenthau.
Mr. Zirin has appeared in state and federal courts around the nation. His practice has featured the defense of major accounting firms charged with violations of professional responsibility and in substantial class actions. He has handled white collar criminal cases, shareholders’ litigation, patent infringement and directors and officers liability cases. His experience includes litigation involving reinsurance on the London market, arbitration and alternate dispute resolution.
The University of Michigan Law School(J.D., 1964)
Princeton University(A.B., 1961