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James Unger is an associate in the Litigation Department. He represents clients in a variety of complex litigation matters in federal and state court. Prior to joining Proskauer, he was a law clerk for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, working primarily on First Amendment issues.

James also has worked with multiple political campaigns; for a Washington D.C.-based political consulting firm; and in government relations and philanthropy for a Los Angeles-based private equity group.

At UC Berkeley School of Law, James was class co-president during his third year and graduation speaker. He was an editor of the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law and a member of both the Board of Advocates trial and moot court competition teams. James won best oral argument in his first-year written and oral advocacy section and was a finalist in Berkeley Law’s first-year moot court competition. He was awarded the Prosser Prize in Negotiations.

James was an instructor in Berkeley’s academic support program and a student counselor at the East Bay Community Law Center.

He currently is a coach for the Francis Lewis High School moot court program.