James Bliss is a New York-based partner in Paul Hastings' litigation practice. Mr. Bliss is a commercial litigator with wide-ranging experience who has handled cutting-edge cases and advised on critical issues for some of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions.
Accolades and Recognitions
Lawrence J. McKay Prize for Excellence in Advocacy, awarded by Fordham Law School.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1995. National Champion, 45th Annual National Moot Court Competition.
New York University, B.A. magna cum laude, 1991, double major in economics and psychology. Founders Day Award, highest academic award bestowed by the university.
"Insights From An Under-The-Radar CDO Case," Law360, May 9, 2013
Moderator, "What to Analyze When Considering Litigation: The Key Steps to Managing Risks, Resources & Costs," New York Law Journal Webinar, May 6, 2013
Representing Venezuela's national oil company in a case relating to billions of dollars in debt securities.
Representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditorsof theCommonwealth of Puerto Ricoand various Commonwealth instrumentalities in multi-billion-dollar litigations relating to the Puerto Rico bankruptcy cases pending under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act.
Represented Amgen in a commercial litigation relating to a multi-billion-dollar therapeutic human antibody.
Represented UBS Investment Bank in cases relating to highly complex credit derivatives.
Represented UBS Investment Bank in connection with the default and liquidation of hybrid and synthetic CDOs in a multi-billion-dollar portfolio.
Represented U.S. Trust in multi-billion-dollar class actions alleging mismanagement of a large cap growth product offered through numerous broker wrap-fee programs.
Represented a large pharmaceutical company in the mediation of a dispute relating to a drug development program in Asia.