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 four 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; (3) defending banks, credit unions, brokers, and other financial institutions in securities litigation and other commercial matters; and (4) representing businesses in disputes involving intellectual property, fraud, and contract issues.

Fob brings a unique perspective to advising clients with technology and business matters. Prior to law school, Fob operated multiple businesses and experienced legal matters from the perspective as a client.  Fob has owned car washes and co-founded multiple technology startups in the online poker industry. While most business owners dislike legal conflict, Fob enjoyed it so he decided to attend law school.

Fob earned a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Auburn University and 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.