James P. Bair
Attorney, Brown Rudnick LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Brandeis; J.D., Northeastern
Professor Bair practices international criminal law at Brown Rudnick LLP, where he is a member of the Firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations group. ...Continue Reading
Professor Bair practices international criminal law at Brown Rudnick LLP, where he is a member of the Firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations group. He has particular experience with matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and has also counseled multinational companies about a variety of export regulations and compliance with international trade sanctions. He is a member of the Firm’s Africa Working Group, and has served as pro bono counsel to a number of international human rights organizations both domestically and abroad.
Professor Bair currently represents Enough, a Project of the Center for American Progress, in a suit against the Government of the Republic of Sudan for human rights abuses in the Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. He also designed and edited a forthcoming litigation manual for the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights.
Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Professor Bair clerked for the Honorable Barbara Lenk of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. At Northeastern Law, he interned at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh, where he assisted with the design and implementation of the ECCC's Victims Unit. He also served as an intern to Senator Christopher Dodd on the US Senate Banking Committee, where he was involved in the negotiation and drafting of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.