James M. Strauss


James Strauss is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Appellate and Directors & Officers Practices. Jim has been a litigator his entire career and regularly appears in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level. He has broad experience defending securities class action and derivative lawsuits and arbitration matters, as well as general corporate and commercial matters. Jim counsels corporations, their directors and officers and their insurers with respect to fiduciary duties and corporate governance, including with respect to insolvent corporations. He also defends insurers in insurance coverage lawsuits and handling underlying lawsuits involving claims asserted under Directors & Officers, malpractice, general liability, and automobile policies. Mr. Strauss also has an active practice representing clients in numerous commercial and personal injury defense actions. He has been retained by insurers to both draft and comment on policy insurance forms and often counsels insurers regarding litigation strategy and minimization of exposure. He enjoys writing and spends much of his time drafting briefs and arguing motions and appeals.

Professional Presentations

Presenter at Ethics CLE at The Defense Association of New York (DANY), October 2017.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • New York
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


New York

New Jersey

Eastern District of New York

Southern District of New York

United States District Court for New Jersey


Brooklyn Law School

Juris Doctor

  • Dean's Merit Scholar
  • Notes Edtior, Brooklyn Law Review
    • Author: "Shouldn't the Punishment Fit the Crime: United States v. One 1986 Mercedes Benz Automobile, and $2710.00 in United States Currency, and Cynthia Parker," 55 Brooklyn Law Review 417 (1989).

University of Michigan

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