James Barolo is an associate in the firm’s litigation and political law sections. He advises clients on election law, initiatives and referenda, and campaign, gift and lobby compliance, and practices civil litigation relating to voting rights and redistricting, elections, constitutional law, and government regulations.
Prior to joining Nielsen Merksamer, Mr. Barolo represented corporations and non-profit organizations in various complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Those proceedings involved bankruptcy, mass torts, contract disputes, and causes of action under the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Mr. Barolo also worked on numerous local, state, and federal political campaigns and for elected officials in many levels of government.
Mr. Barolo received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science.
While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Barolo worked as an executive editor for the Virginia Law Review and served as president of the school’s Lambda Law Alliance. He also performed research and editing for two law professors publishing books and scholarly articles.