James Morse, a partner with DLA Piper in Sydney, is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation, who has extensive experience in numerous aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution, including internal and external investigations.
James regularly advises both companies and individuals in matters of differing size and scope in various state, territory and federal jurisdictions. He frequently acts and advises in claims against company directors and officers, and other professionals, with a focus on complex, high-value and multiparty disputes.
James’s recent experience includes advising and acting for a former CEO of a government corporation in criminal proceedings arising from an investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (relating to allegations of fraud and corruption, among others), and assisting an overseas public entity investigate the potential for it to recover hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of possible breaches of duty by previous directors of that entity and certain third-party suppliers and contractors.
James also assists individuals and corporations to respond to requests for documents and information by regulators, as well as advising companies, individuals and their insurers on various insurance-related issues associated with fraud, crime, and internal, external or regulatory investigations.