Jim is a proven litigator with over 20 major jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations under his belt. With extensive experience in the field of antitrust, he is well versed in civil and criminal antitrust litigation, government antitrust investigations, corporate counseling, and the review and clearance of large-scale mergers and acquisitions.
Winston & Strawn partner Jim Herbison is the leader of the firm’s Illinois Antitrust/Competition practice. He concentrates his practice on complex civil and criminal litigation, as well as government enforcement and investigation matters. He has particularly distinguished experience with antitrust matters—including civil and criminal antitrust litigation, government antitrust investigations, corporate counseling, and the review and clearance of large-scale mergers and acquisitions.
Herbison represents clients in civil antitrust matters ranging from price-fixing, market allocation, and merger enforcement to antitrust issues related to intellectual property. He also has represented clients in connection with criminal price-fixing, bid-rigging and gun-jumping grand juries and internal investigations, as well as various follow-on class action lawsuits. Mr. Herbison has also represented a number of industry trade associations and assisted in ensuring their compliance with the antitrust laws—in connection with both day-to-day operations and member product conferences and services, as well as counseling on antitrust issues relating to commercial transactions.
In addition to antitrust matters, Mr. Herbison has significant trial experience in the area of complex commercial disputes, securities fraud, health care, and trust and fiduciary litigation matters. He handles matters at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts nationwide, as well as administrative proceedings involving state and federal regulators, and various alternative dispute resolution forums.
Herbison received a B.A. in Economics and Management from Beloit College in 1998, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received a J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2001, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as associate editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly.