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James J. Rohn

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Jim is the Chairman of Conrad O’Brien.  When Corporate America is in trouble, Jim is on the short list of attorneys sought out to help.  Respected for his wise counsel, his decades worth of experience working with government officials and his empowering “we will succeed” attitude, Jim makes things happen for his clients.  He is also an attorney who cares deeply for his clients.  He is uncompromising and aggressively committed to his client’s cause and his judgment is outstanding.  Clients praise his keen listening skills which allow him to get to the heart of what is at stake and determine what needs to be done.  Given his accomplishments over his 30+ year legal career, clients are not surprised that he is touted as a “brilliant strategist on investigative matters” and is an “esteemed white-collar litigator nationally.”

Jim is the Chairman of Conrad O’Brien.  When Corporate America is in trouble, Jim is on the short list of attorneys sought out to help.  Respected for his wise counsel, his decades worth of experience working with government officials and his empowering “we will succeed” attitude, Jim makes things happen for his clients.  He is also an attorney who cares deeply for his clients.  He is uncompromising and aggressively committed to his client’s cause and his judgment is outstanding.  Clients praise his keen listening skills which allow him to get to the heart of what is at stake and determine what needs to be done.  Given his accomplishments over his 30+ year legal career, clients are not surprised that he is touted as a “brilliant strategist on investigative matters” and is an “esteemed white-collar litigator nationally.”

His experience is rich and covers “both sides of the aisle."  After his federal court clerkship with The Honorable Louis C. Bechtle, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Jim served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where he tried complex criminal cases, argued before the Third Circuit, conducted and supervised grand jury and undercover investigations and participated in the prosecution of several major political corruption, securities and insurance fraud cases.  The most significant of these were the Philadelphia ABSCAM case and United States v. Feinman, a groundbreaking insurance fraud and undercover case involving off-shore operations that tried for six weeks before Judge Joseph L. McGlynn, Jr.  Jim ultimately became the First Assistant United States Attorney and supervised over 60 attorneys at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, formulated major policy initiatives and was responsible for daily briefings and contacts with the press.

Jim joined the Firm in 1989 as Managing Shareholder, a position he held for more than 18 years before assuming the Chairman’s role.  Jim has tried and been lead counsel in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation cases, representing clients in civil RICO, class actions, antitrust, insurance, securities, asset recovery, environmental and legal malpractice cases.  He has received national recognition for his white collar defense practice, representing companies and individuals in grand jury investigations, internal corporate investigations and regulatory compliance proceedings. 

In addition to his practice and Firm leadership role, Jim has actively served the broader community.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) (1998-2008), where he was also Chair of the Audit Committee (2004-2008).  Jim served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Cornerstone Christian Academy, a mission school for at-risk children in Southwest Philadelphia (1998-2010) where he has also served as Chair of the Board (2004-2007).   Currently, Jim is a Member of the Academy’s Trustee Advisory Board.  He is an Elder of Hope Community Church and has served as a part-time faculty member at Temple University Law School and later Villanova University Law School, where he lectured on trial advocacy.  Jim is a long distance runner who completed his first marathon just in time for his 60th birthday.