James M. LoPiano focuses his practice on securities fraud litigation.
Prior to joining Pomerantz, James served as a Fellow at Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc., a non-profit law firm run by faculty of Fordham University School of Law.
James earned his J.D. in 2018 from Fordham University School of Law, where he was awarded the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, cum laude, and merit-based scholarship. While in law school, James served as Senior Notes and Articles Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. James also completed a legal internship at Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc.’s Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic, where he counseled clients and worked on matters related to Freedom of Information Act litigation, trademarks, and copyrights. As part of his internship, James was granted temporary permission to appear before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for trademark-related matters. Additionally, James completed both a legal externship and legal internship with the Authors Guild. James also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Stephen A. Bucaria in the Nassau County Supreme Court, Commercial Division, of the State of New York, where he drafted legal memoranda on summary judgment motions, including one novel issue pertaining to whether certain service fees charged by online travel companies were commingled with county taxes.
James earned his B.A. from Stony Brook University, where he double-majored in English and Cinema and Cultural Studies, completed the English Honors Program, and was inducted into the Stony Brook University chapter of the International English Honors Society. Additionally, James earned the university’s Thomas Rogers Award, given to one undergraduate student each year for the best analytical paper in an English course.
James has authored several publications over the course of his legal career, including “Public Fora Purpose: Analyzing Viewpoint Discrimination on the President’s Twitter Account,” Note, 28 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 511 (2018); “Lessons Abroad: How Access Copyright v. York UniversityHelped End Canada’s Educational Pirating Regime,” Legal Watch, Authors Guild Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Bulletin; and “International News: Proposal for New EU Copyright Directive and India High Court’s Educational Photocopy Decision,” Legal Watch, Authors Guild Summer 2017 Bulletin.
James is admitted to practice in the State of New York.