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James R. Billings-Kang

Associate

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-5356
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James Billings-Kang is an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington D.C. office. He concentrates his practice on litigation matters, with a particular focus in complex civil litigation at both the state and federal levels.  He has significant experience in all facets of a lawsuit, with extensive deposition and courtroom familiarity.
 
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Billings-Kang was a litigation associate at two Washington, DC-based law firms. He has represented a digital-media company in a legal malpractice suit; advised a financial institution involved in a misappropriation-of-trade-secrets litigation; and contributed to a historic civil rights lawsuit against a state's police department, resulting in a landmark settlement that was the first to require a police agency to compile and publish data for all highway drug and weapons searches. He previously represented a pro bono client seeking special immigrant juvenile status, which has included conducting oral advocacy before an immigration court and filing requests under the Freedom of Information Act, in addition to a number of clients seeking political asylum in America.
 
He has authored key legal memorandum focusing on issues such as the Securities Act, the Department of Justice's guidelines on conflicts of interests, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's regulations on mortgagee charges for the closing of FHA-insured mortgages, the State Department's regulations for encrypted data transitioning, the False Claims Act, and pharmaceutical settlements with the Food and Drug Administration for the misbranding of drugs, to name a few.
 
Mr. Billings-Kang also worked for the Honorable R. Terrence Ney on a variety of civil, criminal, and domestic-relations matters at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia.
 
While in law school, he was a member of the editorial boards of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law and the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, as well as an officer of the Lile Moot Court Board and a participant of the Extramural Moot Court. Currently, Mr. Billings-Kang is on the executive board of the University of Virginia’s Asian and Asian Pacific American Alumni Network.
 
Super Lawyers Magazine annually recognized Mr. Billings-Kang as a Washington, D.C. Rising Star between 2013 and 2016.
 
James Billings-Kang is an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington D.C. office. He concentrates his practice on litigation matters, with a particular focus in complex civil litigation at both the state and federal levels.  He has significant experience in all facets of a lawsuit, with extensive deposition and courtroom familiarity.
 
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Billings-Kang was a litigation associate at two Washington, DC-based law firms. He has represented a digital-media company in a legal malpractice suit; advised a financial institution involved in a misappropriation-of-trade-secrets litigation; and contributed to a historic civil rights lawsuit against a state's police department, resulting in a landmark settlement that was the first to require a police agency to compile and publish data for all highway drug and weapons searches. He previously represented a pro bono client seeking special immigrant juvenile status, which has included conducting oral advocacy before an immigration court and filing requests under the Freedom of Information Act, in addition to a number of clients seeking political asylum in America.
 
He has authored key legal memorandum focusing on issues such as the Securities Act, the Department of Justice's guidelines on conflicts of interests, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's regulations on mortgagee charges for the closing of FHA-insured mortgages, the State Department's regulations for encrypted data transitioning, the False Claims Act, and pharmaceutical settlements with the Food and Drug Administration for the misbranding of drugs, to name a few.
 
Mr. Billings-Kang also worked for the Honorable R. Terrence Ney on a variety of civil, criminal, and domestic-relations matters at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia.
 
While in law school, he was a member of the editorial boards of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law and the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, as well as an officer of the Lile Moot Court Board and a participant of the Extramural Moot Court. Currently, Mr. Billings-Kang is on the executive board of the University of Virginia’s Asian and Asian Pacific American Alumni Network.
 
Super Lawyers Magazine annually recognized Mr. Billings-Kang as a Washington, D.C. Rising Star between 2013 and 2016.
 

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2008)

  • B.A., Hampden-Sydney College, summa cum laude (2005)

    Allan Scholar

    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Courts

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • D.C. Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America—Greater Washington (Regional Board of Directors)
  • Mentors, Inc.
 

Representative Engagements

  • Abdella Abdosh v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Case No. 15-1891 (4th Cir. 2016)
  • Rhonda Brown v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 15-2377 (4th Cir. 2016)
  • Rochell Talley v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 16-1478 (4th Cir. 2016)
  • Smith v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Case No. 1:16-cv-00487-GLR (D. Md. Feb. 22, 2016)
  • Barcus v. Nadel, No. 36, Sept. Term 2014 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2015)
  • Papuchis v. O’Sullivan, No. 2549, Sept. Term 2013 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2014)
  • Baklor v. O’Sullivan, No. 1468, Sept. Term 2013 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2014)
  • Ademiluyi v. PennyMac Mortg. Inv. Trust Holdings I, LLC, 929 F. Supp. 2d 502 (D. Md. 2013)
  • Bolling v. Homeward Residential, Inc., Case No. 1:13-cv-03349-ELH (D. Md. 2013)
  • Green v. Wittstadt, No. 1744, Sept. Term 2012 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Nov. 22, 2013)
  • Herring v. Wells Fargo Home Loans, Case No. 8:13-cv-02049-AW (D. Md. Oct. 24, 2013)
  • Jones v. The Bank of N.Y. Mellon, Case No. 8:13-cv-03005-DKC (D. Md. 2013)
  • Martinez-Cerna v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., Case No. 8:13-cv-02550-RWT (D. Md. 2013)
  • Torry v. Geesing, No. 1231, Sept. Term 2012 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2013)
  • O’Brien v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Adversary Proceeding No. 13-00442-JFS (Bankr. D. Md. Aug. 6, 2013)
  • Zimmerman v. Cohn, No. 2853, Sept. Term 2010 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. April 19, 2012)
  • Khan v. Cohn, No. 00781, Sept. Term 2011 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2012)
  • Geffert v. Am. Home Mortg. Servicing, Inc., Case No. 8:11-cv-03570-RWT (D. Md. 2012)
  • Parker v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., Case No. 1:12-cv-03358-WMN (D. Md. 2012)

Publications