James Ingram, Nixon Peabody LLP, Litigation practice

James A. Ingram

James Ingram is an associate with Nixon Peabody’s Complex Commercial Disputes practice group. He represents individuals and corporations in a wide variety of commercial litigation, white collar defense, and immigration matters.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on all phases of litigation, including conducting legal research, drafting pleadings and dispositive motions, and preparing for trial.

Complex Commercial Litigation

I work with clients from a diverse range of industries to litigate commercial disputes in both state and federal courts. I have experience in disputes involving construction and real estate, renewable energy, and business acquisitions.

White Collar Defense

I advise individuals and corporations facing a variety of issues involving the federal government. My experience includes defending against False Claims Act investigations, particularly in the health care field, and assisting clients whose immigration statuses have been placed at risk due to white collar criminal charges or convictions.


I help clients navigate the complexities of the United States immigration system. This includes advising clients on visa eligibility, immigration sponsorship, I-9 compliance, and asylum.

Representative Experience

  • Drafted an appellate brief challenging a Board of Immigration Appeals removal decision on grounds that the client was denied due process of law.
  • Drafted a motion to dismiss to claims brought against a property manager under the Administrative Procedure Act.
  • Authored legal memoranda summarizing meetings at the Department of Justice regarding an ongoing False Claims Act investigation into a doctor and employees of medical device manufacturers.
  • Wrote a brief seeking to overturn a Board of Veterans Appeals decision denying service connection to an injured veteran.
  • Wrote a motion to compel compliance with a D.C. Superior Court order and to hold a non-party in contempt of court.
  • Drafted a complaint against a roofing contractor in connection with a construction dispute.
  • Prepared exhibits, coordinated witness schedules, and operated courtroom technology at a trial in the Court of Federal Claims.

Prior Experience

Before joining NP, I served as the executive managing editor of The George Washington International Law Review. I also completed an internship with The Honorable Judge Craig S. Iscoe of the D.C. Superior Court.

What do you see on the horizon?

Over the past few years, several new technologies have emerged with the potential to drastically change society. Developments such as the internet of things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and self-driving cars are certain to present novel issues to the legal field. I am particularly interested in monitoring not only the ways in which these technologies change our current business landscape but also the ways in which regulators respond to these changes.


  • ”Kicking It New School: Applying the FIFA Regulatory Model to the ESports Industry,” The George Washington International Law Review (2019).


James A. Ingram


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8422

Fax: 202-585-8422

George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors

University at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude

District of Columbia

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