Consero is honored to announce that James Neath has joined the faculty for Consero’s 2015 Corporate Litigation Forum.
As Associate General Counsel for Global Litigation & US HSSE of BP Americas Inc., James J. (Jim) Neath leads a team of 48 professionals, with lawyers and staff in the U.S. and London responsible for managing BP’s global upstream, downstream, and corporate and divested business litigation, as well as its U.S. environmental legal practice. Before being appointed to this role in December 2008, Mr. Neath served for three years as Assistant General Counsel for U.S. Litigation, when he led a team who handled BP America Inc.’s full range of U.S. litigation. Before the litigation posting, he spent two years as Assistant General Counsel in charge of environmental, health, and safety matters for BP America’s Downstream and Corporate Legal Group in Warrenville, Illinois. In that role, Mr. Neath led a team responsible for providing environmental counseling, regulatory, and litigation services to BP America’s downstream businesses and for managing corporate environmental liabilities arising from BP’s divested U.S. businesses.
Mr. Neath has published a number of articles and has been invited to speak on many occasions on a variety of litigation topics, such as electronic discovery, outside counsel management, budgeting, ADR, and case management tools.