James H. Lister

Jim practices regulatory law and litigation (primarily telecommunications and natural resources) and also practices in the area of commercial contracts and bankruptcy.

Jim is a veteran of 15 years of telecommunications regulatory and litigation battles before the federal courts, the FCC, and state public utility commissions on matters such as access charges and intercarrier compensation, carrier interconnection, universal service, and FCC enforcement investigations. See representative telecommunications matters.

In the natural resources and wildlife law area, Jim has represented natural resources user groups and companies in cases involving the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Alaska Natural Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), the National Park Service Organic Act, and other environmental statutes. See representative natural resources/wildlife matters.

Jim has also practiced in the bankruptcy area for 15 years and represents clients in both telecommunication bankruptcies and in cases involving other industries. See representative bankruptcy matters.


College of William and Mary (J.D., 1994)
College of William and Mary (B.A., with honors, 1991)

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Supreme Court
Virginia (Presently Inactive)
District of Columbia

Other Professional Experience

Arter & Hadden, LLP
McGuire Woods, LLP