Charles James (attorney)

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Charles A. James (born 1954) is the vice president and general counsel of Chevron-Texaco and was the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division at the United States Department of Justice from 2001 to 2002.

James earned his law degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1979 and received his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in 1976.

After graduating from law school, James joined the Federal Trade Commission, where from 1979-1985 he served in several positions, including Assistant to the Director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition (1983–1985). In 1985, he joined Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, where he practiced until 1989, when he left to join the first Bush administration at the Antitrust Division, serving as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General. He then served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for several months in 1992. Mr. James returned to Jones Day in 1992, where he practiced law until his confirmation as Assistant Attorney General on June 14, 2001.


This material has been copied from the Department of Justice biography [1], a public domain source.