James P. Dowden

Partner

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  • JD, summa cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2000; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Boston College Law Review
  • BA, magna cum laude, Boston College, 1997; Phi Beta Kappa

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2001

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2007
  • Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States (2004 - 2005)
  • Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2000 - 2001)
  • Visiting Assistant/Adjunct Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

James P. Dowden

Partner

Jim Dowden is a member of Ropes & Gray’s Litigation and Enforcement practice group and co-coordinator of the firm’s anti-corruption practice. Jim concentrates his practice on advising companies, institutions and individuals in a wide variety of investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by federal, state and foreign government agencies.

Jim spent five years as a federal prosecutor in the Economic Crimes and Public Corruption Units at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. He investigated and prosecuted a variety of fraud matters and public corruption cases. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Jim was a litigation associate at Ropes & Gray and clerked for Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court during the Court’s 2004 term.