Burr & Forman

Fob James

Fob James
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • B.S., Software Engineering, Auburn University
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Alabama

Associate | Birmingham, AL

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Corporate Cybersecurity Commercial / Corporate Litigation Government Affairs & Investigations Intellectual Property Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Securities Litigation

Fob is an attorney in the Birmingham office, where he practices in the firm's Cybersecurity and General Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Fob’s practice involves three primary areas: (1) counseling clients on cybersecurity liability, risk prevention, regulatory compliance, and data breach response; (2) representing Housing Authorities in litigation, regulatory compliance, and real estate matters; and (3) defending banks, credit unions, brokers, and other financial institutions in securities litigation and other commercial matters.

Prior to law school, Fob operated multiple businesses and experienced legal matters from the perspective as a client.  While most business owners despise legal conflict, Fob enjoyed it so he decided to attend law school.  Fob’s approach to problem solving is out-of-the-box thinking and strategy coupled with practical business sense.  With a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Auburn University, and having been involved in multiple technology startups, Fob brings a unique perspective to advising clients with technology and cybersecurity issues.

Fob earned his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School where he served as Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for BookTech, which is a tech company that produces text analysis software for the book publishing industry. Outside of law Fob enjoys food, wine, tennis and occasionally politics.