Sideman & Bancroft LLP
James A. Shore
One Embarcadero Center
Twenty-Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

T: 415.392.1960
F: 415.392.0827


James Shore specializes in the protection of intellectual property rights and the implementation of brand protection strategies including channel compliance, the representation of corporate and individual crime victims, and civil litigation.

A significant aspect of Mr. Shore's practice is the representation of corporate crime victims in the conducting of internal and external investigations, with the goal of referring individuals and entities who have committed crimes against the corporations to law enforcement agents and prosecutors, and in then seeking restitution recoveries on behalf of his corporate clients. Mr. Shore's work in this area has focused on crimes involving counterfeiting, major frauds, employee frauds, and computer intrusions involving his clients.

Mr. Shore served as Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties for 20 years, during which time he litigated hundreds of cases and was the lead prosecutor on more than 50 jury trials including prosecuting homicide, environmental crimes and fraud cases. He received commendations from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and the San Jose City Council, as well as the California District Attorneys Association, for his work as a prosecutor.

As General Counsel to a leading real estate investment company he managed securities fraud, real estate and employment related litigation.

Mr. Shore led a variety of public safety and legislative initiatives. As president of the California Prosecutors Association, he championed successful statewide legislative campaigns. He was a gubernatorial appointee to the State of California's Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Commission and served under both Governors Schwarzenegger and Davis. He was also an appointee of former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer to the California Task Force on Home Security for Public Safety Officials.

Mr. Shore has been a featured speaker at The International High Technology Crime Investigators Association (HTCIA) Annual Meeting in 2011 and 2012.