James F. Moyle selected as New York Super Lawyer (Securities Litigation) for 2016, New York Times Magazine Special Edition (October 2016)
Moderator: Arbitration Advocacy - Best Practices for Approaching and Analyzing a Case, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section (November 2016)
James F. Moyle wins $2.1 million arbitration on behalf of real estate investment bank. (October 2015) 

Moyle LLC represents one of the first issuers under Regulation A+ in administrative law hearing brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington, DC) January 2017 

April 2016, James F. Moyle represents $60 billion financial services company in multi-defendant SEC enforcement investigation arising out of investment advisor's fraud. (Boston)

Professional Profile:

Mr. Moyle’s practice covers a broad range of industries and includes financial services litigation, arbitrations, regulatory investigations, employment issues, torts, business disputes and other commercial litigation. The flexibility of his practice, with minimum conflicts and the ability to price according to complexity, allows him to represent companies as well as individual officers, directors and employees in important matters whether large or small.

Mr. Moyle’s successful track record over more than twenty years has earned him repeated recognition as one of New York’s leading business lawyers. Chambers USA, for example, describes him as a “superb litigator” and “an excellent tactician.” Some of the nation’s most respected companies turn to him for a variety of matters that demand a sophisticated yet pragmatic approach. Mr. Moyle’s strategic advice has resulted in many early-stage victories, and has allowed clients to manage risk and control costs by positioning cases for highly favorable settlements. Mr. Moyle is also an experienced courtroom advocate, and in one case he and his colleagues obtained a jury verdict after a six-week trial that was hailed by the National Law Journal as one of the “Top Defense Wins of the Year.”

Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Moyle was a partner at Alston & Bird LLP and at Clifford Chance LLP, one of the world’s largest firms, where he was a two-term member of the firm’s global governing board.

Mr. Moyle has authored numerous articles on financial services litigation and is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Council. He is active in pro bono matters and is a director of Give Kids The World, a 79-acre nonprofit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life threatening illnesses and their families.

Representative Experience

  • Representing a $60 billion financial services company and its officers in an SEC investigation regarding gatekeeping and compliance issues.
  • Representing issuer in one of the first SEC proceedings brought under Regulation A+.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 company with respect to New York elements of a $25 billion going-private transaction.
  • Representing a Wall Street bank's structured products trader in a complex FINRA investigation.
  • Representing real estate management and development companies in connection with dispute regarding $23 million purchase and sale agreement for 860 acres in western United States. 
  • Representing hedge fund partner in Washington, DC arbitration regarding partnership and fund matters.
  • Represented domestic and international insurance companies in arbitrations pertaining to reinsurance treaties.
  • Represented a major property and casualty insurance company in employment cases involving claims of discrimination, retaliatory termination, and violations of non-compete agreements.
  • Represented a senior officer of an insurance company in litigation brought by a former employer against a competitor for corporate raiding.
  • Representing real estate investment banks in litigation and arbitrations pertaining to advisory fee disputes, partnership issues and employment contracts.
  • Represented the officers and directors of a passive monitoring systems company in a Delaware class action arising out of a disputed merger with General Electric.
  • Representing financial services companies in an action by trustee seeking to recover, as fraudulent transfers, monies paid in connection with the LBO of Lyondell Chemical Companies.
  • Obtained summary judgment in the massive Enron class action litigation and, in a rare ruling, obtained an order requiring plaintiffs’ law firm to pay a portion of the defense costs.
  • Represented a large life insurance company with respect to SEC and NYAG investigations, as well as a putative class action, pertaining to market-timing. All matters were closed or dismissed in favor of the client.
  • Representing financial services company in actions by trustee seeking to recover, as fraudulent transfers, monies paid in connection with the LBO of The Tribune Company.
  • Obtained dismissals for an investment advisory client in complex class and derivative claims seeking more than $1 billion in damages.
  • Successfully represented international copper company in contract claims arising from a refiner’s breach.
  • Obtained dismissal of a securities class action alleging misrepresentations in the IPO of a company dealing in excess communications capacity.
  • Successfully resolved contractual disputes arising from the collapse of outsourcer Satyam Computer Services.
  • Represented UK’s largest nuclear power company in claims brought by bondholders seeking restructuring of the company.
  • Represented investment advisory company and its employees in investigations by the NYAG and SEC, and in shareholder litigation, regarding sales practices and IPO allocations.
  • Represented a financial services company in litigation that culminated in a novel settlement that The Wall Street Journal described as the "Wall Street Legal Settlement of the Year."
  • Obtained emergency injunctive relief in a pro bono case for people with developmental disabilities that solidified the legal standard for irreparable harm and was featured in the New York Law Journal.

Admitted to Practice

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals (Second, Third and Seventh Circuits)
  • United States District Courts (SDNY, EDNY, CD Ill.)
  • New York

Selected Recognition

  • Chambers Leading Business Lawyers, USA: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • New York (Metro) Super Lawyer: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


  • Albany Law School of Union University, JD, magna cum laude, 1991
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, BA English, with honors, 1988

Jim has earned his spot at the top of my list for ACE's important litigation.
Kevin M. Rampe, Esq.
General Counsel – North America
ACE Group