A partner with the firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP, Adjunct Professor James Schurz represents clients in complex civil actions in federal court, state court, and a range of arbitration forums. Professor Schurz's practice encompasses all manner of commercial transactions and intellectual property matters, including actions for breach of contract and business torts, unfair competition, fraud, trade libel, products liability, and joint venture/distributor termination.
Professor Schurz has deep experience with many of the world's leading arbitration forums, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, and UNCITRAL. He has handled arbitrations involving intellectual property, securities, distribution contracts, fuel contracts, joint ventures and the development of infrastructure projects. He also has broad experience litigating the enforceability of arbitration clauses in federal and state courts.
A member of the ABA, the State Bar of California, and the San Francisco Bar Association, Professor Schurz has written and lectured extensively in the field of litigation and dispute resolution.
Professor Schurz received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in European history from Stanford University, and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Schurz served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marcus Kaufman, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court. He joined Morrison & Foerster in 1990.