James D.Nations


Dallas + 1.214.969.3727

James Nations's practice focuses on the effective use of strategies, resources, and tools to manage all aspects of electronic discovery (e-discovery). For more than 15 years, James has addressed the challenges and risks throughout this process, from data collection to production, in both large government investigations and complex litigation matters. James has coordinated and supervised large document review teams, frequently utilizing contract attorneys where appropriate to meet discovery demands and timelines and to reduce costs.

As the volume of electronically stored information (ESI) has exploded, it has become even more critical to explore the use of technology to expedite fact development, respond to expansive discovery requests, and analyze the document productions of other parties. James has worked with numerous ESI vendors and review tools. This experience promotes informed decisions as to whether analytics, from email threading to technology-assisted review (TAR) and predictive coding, would be suitable for a particular case to maximize efficiency.

James has recently contributed to Jones Day's pro bono efforts in representing women seeking asylum after crossing the U.S. border in search of safe refuge. For a number of years, he also served on the board of Legal Hospice of Texas (formerly Dallas Legal Hospice), a nonprofit organization providing timely and compassionate legal services to low income individuals with terminal illnesses or HIV disease.


  • Molycorp emerges from bankruptcy as Neo Performance MaterialsJones Day advised Molycorp, Inc. in the bankruptcy buyout of the company by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
  • National retailer defends allegations of corruption in Latin America and AsiaJones Day is representing a national retailer in an internal investigation into allegations of corruption in multiple countries in Latin America and Asia and related DOJ and SEC investigations.
  • Atlas Energy Resources defends unitholder challenge to acquisition by Atlas America of remaining units of companyJones Day represented Atlas Energy Resources and certain individuals against a lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court challenging the acquisition by Atlas America (who at the time already owned a substantial stake in Atlas Energy Resources) of the remaining units of the company.
  • Specialty Products and Bondex International seek bankruptcy protectionJones Day represents Specialty Products Holding Corp. and Bondex International, Inc. in their chapter 11 cases, which were commenced in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on May 31, 2010.
  • Dell obtains dismissal of securities litigationJones Day represented Dell Inc., the individual defendants and present and former directors of Dell's Board in securities litigation, derivative cases, and ERISA class actions filed in the Western District of Texas, Travis County state court and Delaware Chancery court.
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