Michael James is a Senior Counsel at Nardello & Co., where he has been responsible for conducting compliance reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of corporate compliance programs, identify gaps, and advise on strengthening processes to reduce risk. Previously, Michael worked at General Electric as Executive Counsel, Investigations, where he was the lead investigations attorney for export control and economic sanctions investigations across GE globally. In that role, Michael prepared and submitted voluntary self-disclosures and negotiated their favorable resolution with federal and international regulators. At GE Capital, Michael was Executive Counsel, Litigation, where he led internal investigations regarding financial crimes, managed a diverse docket of significant litigation, and provided business-oriented advice and strategy to reduce risk.
Prior to joining GE, Michael was an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York and earlier in the Western District of Oklahoma, where he was a decorated prosecutor and the civil and criminal health care fraud coordinator. He began his career as a litigation associate at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.
Michael received both his JD and MBA from the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. He is admitted to practice in New York, the Second and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Western District of Oklahoma.