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James C. Wald

James C. Wald

Lecturer in Law

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Telephone: (310) 228-6143
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: July 13, 2017




James C. Wald is a special counsel in Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s Los Angeles (Century City) office.

Wald focuses his practice on a variety of commercial litigation matters, including intellectual property, breach of contract, business tort, real estate, and entertainment issues. Wald has represented companies ranging from small firms to multinational corporations, including several Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to his practice and serving at the USC Gould School of Law, Wald teaches several classes as an adjunct professor at the UC Irvine School of Law. His classes include Pretrial Advocacy, Deposition Skills, and Advanced Trial Techniques. He has also lectured for undergraduate and law school classes at USC and UCLA.

Wald graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from the UC Berkeley and earned his JD from the USC Gould, where he graduated Order of the Coif. He served as the executive editor of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and as an extern for the Honorable George H. King of the US District Court for the Central District of California.

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