James A. Wilson Esq.

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Wilson, James A.

James A. Wilson is a Partner in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease LLP and a member of the litigation practice group.  Mr. Wilson represents clients in a wide variety of antitrust matters, including criminal investigations and trials, civil actions and Hart-Scott-Rodino investigations.  Mr. Wilson has represented more than a dozen individuals in antitrust criminal investigations during the last five years, including a number of foreign nationals.  He has experience trying both criminal and civil antitrust matters, as well as other complex business litigation, including class actions.

Mr. Wilson is a member of the American Bar Association, and a past Chair of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law. In addition, he is a member the Ohio State Bar Association.

He teaches antitrust as an adjunct professor at the Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University.  He also has presented seminars on various topics including the Class Action Fairness Act, antitrust litigation, effective opening statements in an antitrust case, and current antitrust enforcement policy.

Mr. Wilson clerked for The Honorable Walter H. Rice of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He earned his A.B., magna cum laude, from Miami University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.


He is the author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 52-4th, State Antitrust Law.  This portfolio is a summary of the antitrust laws of the states and territories of the United States. It is intended to serve as a practical guide to the antitrust practitioner whose client's business may be affected by these state laws regulating trade and competition. The Detailed Analysis of the portfolio begins with a discussion of the scope and relationship to federal law of state antitrust laws. Then, the Detailed Analysis addresses the elements of the basic theories of antitrust liability–horizontal and vertical restraints, monopolization, mergers and acquisitions, and price discrimination. Next, the Detailed Analysis notes antitrust immunities and state enforcement activities and ends with a discussion
of special concerns of state antitrust law. A guide to the Detailed Analysis is provided by a Table of Contents.