James J. Regan

James Regan is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and also advises clients on intellectual property transactions.  

Jim is a trial lawyer with experience in a broad range of complex litigation actions including matters involving securities, credit card fraud liability, insurance coverage, ERISA, copyright, trademark, trade secrets, antitrust, and defamation.  Jim also has significant experience in bankruptcy litigation. 

Representative Matters:  

  • Represented credit card acquiring bank in recovering losses stemming from chargebacks due to merchant bankruptcy and merchant fraud in multiple actions pending in District of New Jersey, District of Utah and District of Massachusetts bankruptcy court;
  •  Represented plaintiff bank in insurance coverage litigation in S.D.N.Y. and obtained a jury verdict in client’s favor on liability;
  • Represented credit rating agency in multiple actions in various jurisdictions in connection with its ratings of structured finance securities, including RMBS and CDO securitizations;
  • Represented convenience store operator in $60 million ERISA withdrawal liability action in Northern District of Illinois;
  • Represented medical publisher against Lanham Act claims brought by drug manufacturer in District of New Jersey;
  • Represented insurance broker in malpractice actions in state and federal court;
  • Represented and successfully argued appeal on behalf of CDO indenture trustee before the New York Appellate Division, First Department;
  • Represented and favorably resolved claims against reality TV show producer and distributor in trademark infringement action;
  • Represented and successfully argued appeal on behalf of newspaper and reporter in defamation action before New York Appellate Division, First Department; 

Prior to joining the firm, Jim was a Skadden Fellow at the Community Law Office of the Legal Aid Society in New York. He also clerked for the Honorable Victor Marrero of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York.  He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and serves on the Federal Courts Committee. 

Jim has an active pro bono practice, focused on representation of low-income tenants in eviction actions, and serves as a volunteer lawyer in Brooklyn housing court.

Jim earned his undergraduate degree (A.B.) magna cum laude from Georgetown University and his law degree (J.D.) cum laude from Fordham Law School, where he was a Stein Scholar, Crowley Scholar and served as Writing and Research Editor for the Fordham Law Review.

Contact Information



(212) 404-8735


Practice Areas: 


Fordham Law School (J.D.) cum laude
Georgetown University (A.B.) magna cum laude


New York and Second Circuit
United States District Court for Southern and Eastern District of New York