James C. Freije Attorney

Jim counsels clients involving state and federal governmental investigations, accountants’ liability, campaign finance, and complex commercial disputes, as well as other regulatory, criminal and compliance matters. Jim advises clients in all aspects of eDiscovery matters and manages large-scale document productions both in the United States and abroad.

Jim’s prior work experience includes work as a legal intern in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and as a legal assistant with the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute’s Office of Business Development and Technology Transfer.

Jim is a two-time recipient of the McGuireWoods Excellence Award for his pro bono contributions and international practice achievements.

"Keeping up with current legal trends, judicial opinions, and new legislation are imperative to a successful law practice.I strive to provide that same up-to-date attention and thoroughness to strengthen our client relationships."


Representation involving internal investigation of foreign financial institution in connection with potential violations of OFAC regulations relating to Iran Sanctions.

Representation of companies and individuals in administrative and criminal investigations of suspected or alleged violations of campaign finance laws.

Representation of a prominent accounting firm in class action securities litigation.

Representation of a prominent financial institution in class action litigation surrounding the Enron scandal.

Representation of major financial institutions in litigation and compliance regarding foreclosure issues.

Representation of major financial institutions involving sales practices.

Representation of prominent financial institutions and accounting firms in matters of state and federal government investigations and compliance.

Representation of financial institutions and corporations in connection with responding to federal and state subpoenas.

Representation of corporations and individuals involved in SEC and DOJ investigations.

Conducted internal investigations for prominent financial institutions to ensure compliance with government regulations.

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • The College of William & Mary, BA
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, JD
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