ChevronTexaco Corp. appointed Charles A. James as its general counsel.
Mr. James most recently served as the assistant attorney general of the antitrust division at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Prior to this position, he practiced law at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue’s Washington, D.C. office, where he chaired its Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice.
After graduating from law school, Mr. James joined the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where he served in several positions, including assistant to the director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. In 1985, he joined Jones Day, where he practiced until 1989, when he left to join the first Bush administration at the Antitrust Division, serving as a deputy assistant attorney general. He then served as acting assistant attorney general for several months in 1992.
Mr. James returned to Jones Day in 1992, where he practiced law until he joined the DOJ. He has been recognized several times for his efforts in public service.
He earned his law degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University and received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.