Jim Lord is a shareholder with Inman Flynn. His practice focuses on internal investigations, compliance, business crimes, regulatory matters, and complex civil litigation (including class action litigation). Jim is a seasoned litigator and compliance practitioner who served as a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor for over twenty years.
In addition, Jim currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of Compliance Strategies International, LLC (“Compliance SI”) a compliance consulting firm he co-founded. In that role Jim developed RiskAverter, an innovative compliance software solution that enables multi-national companies to effectively and efficiently manage third-party anti-corruption risk. For more information regarding Risk Averter visit riskaverter.com.
During his tenure as a federal prosecutor, Jim served as Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force, Chief of the Corporate Fraud Task Force, Chair of the Financial Investigations Review Team, an Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering attorney, and a Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office Western District of Washington. He managed numerous complex inquiries, including regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, accounting fraud, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, cybercrime, intellectual property crimes, theft of trade secrets, counterfeiting, and organized crime.
Jim also served as the U.S. DOJ’s Intermittent Legal Adviser (ILA) to Tanzania, where he provided to that country's Prevention and Combatting of Corruption Bureau training regarding anti-corruption and asset recovery issues, provided guidance on corruption investigations, and drafted anti-bribery legislation. Jim also served as an expert advisor for the U.S. DOJ at international conferences hosted for law enforcement from Bulgaria, Cameroon, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Rwanda, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, the Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
After leaving the U.S. DOJ, Jim served as a Senior Director for an international consulting firm, where his practice focused on conducting risk assessments and compliance reviews, assisting with internal investigations, conducting regulatory training for multi-national companies and foreign sovereigns, and managing international “due diligence" investigations. Prior to joining Inman Flynn, Jim was a Partner in two other law firms where much of his practice focused on FCPA and anti-corruption matters, in addition to white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation.
Business Law and Complex Commercial Litigation
Class Action Litigation
False Claims Act/Qui Tam Matters
Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets
Trials and Appeals
Jim serves on the Anti-Corruption Steering Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Africa Committee for the ABA’s International Law Section. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Anti-Money Laundering and Internal Investigation subcommittees for the Corporate Compliance Committee of the ABA's Business Law Section. Jim is a frequent speaker at compliance and bar association conferences on anti-corruption, corporate compliance, and internal investigation topics. In addition, Jim serves as an adjunct professor of business law for the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
Jim is an active member of the bar and admitted to practice in Colorado, Florida, and Washington.
J. D., Vanderbilt University, 1984
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1981 (cum laude)