Jim Fornari has more than thirty-five years experience as a trial lawyer in New York and numerous federal trial courts throughout the United States. He specializes in Intellectual Property, product liability defense and commercial litigation, emphasizing pharmaceutical and medical appliance defense in federal and state cases. Representative of Mr. Fornari’s broad litigation experience, he has served as Lead counsel to the largest U. S. manufacturer of industrial materials handling equipment, lead trial attorney for Baxter International in the silicone breast implant cases and trial counsel on Commercial and patent litigation in the ATM litigations and Teller card encryption litigation (Lemeison) In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Mr. Fornari has counseled corporate and real estate clients and has been actively involved as a principal and counsel to a number of businesses in structuring financing transactions, negotiation acquisitions, real estate and asset transfers and representing entities in public and private securities offerings.
Mr. Fornari received his J.D. degree from Columbia University of Law and his B.S. from M.I.T.
-Admitted in 1969, New York
-Admitted in 1973, Pennsylvania
-Admitted in 1979, U.S. Supreme Court
-Admitted in U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
-Registered to practice before U.S Patent and Trademark Office
Office: New York