James P. Chou
James P. Chou is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, resident in the Manhattan office.
Mr. Chou focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation for hedge funds, private equity funds, major financial institutions and multinational corporations.
He regularly advises and represents leading investment fund clients and their portfolio companies in managing and assessing their litigation risks with regard to their investments and related transactions, as well as proceedings, including trials, before various courts and tribunals.
In addition to commercial litigation work, Mr. Chou served as pro bono counsel for the New York County Democratic Committee in Lopez Torres v. New York State Board of Elections, a First Amendment associational rights case involving the constitutionality of New York’s convention system for nominating judicial candidates for the state’s Supreme Court, which was profiled in the New York Law Journal as one of the “Top Ten Cases of 2004.” In connection with the case, he tried a multi-day evidentiary hearing before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and was integrally involved in appeals to the 2nd Circuit and the United States Supreme Court, which rendered a unanimous decision upholding the convention system in January 2008.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Chou practiced in the New York office of a major international firm.