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Metropoulos, Demetrios G.

Ph: 312.701.8479
Fax: 312.701.7711
Jim Metropoulos focuses primarily on communications and appellate litigation. He also has experience with products liability, regulated industries, insurance coverage disputes, insurance company liquidations, design and construction disputes, civil RICO and antitrust.

Jim has devoted the majority of his practice to communications-related litigation, and he has worked almost exclusively on communications matters since becoming a partner in 2001. In that time, Jim has represented AT&T (and before that, SBC and Ameritech) in a host of matters, addressing numerous complex and hotly contested issues. He has served as lead appellate counsel in both state and federal appellate courts and as lead trial counsel in numerous arbitrations and other disputes before state regulatory commissions.

Jim has been described as "thorough," "very diligent," "excellent on his feet," and "a favorite among clients for appeals," with the "depth of expertise to handle complex matters" (Chambers USA). He has also been recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Chambers USA since 2005. According to Chambers 2009, Jim is "...widely regarded as 'an outstanding brief writer,' and is also one of the group's best appellate lawyers."

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Jim served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Joseph T. Sneed, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1993-1994) and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) in Detroit (1985-1990).

Jim Metropoulos is a co-author of Mayer Brown's Federal Appellate Practice treatise, published by BNA Books in December 2008.

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