James Rosenthal

James Rosenthal is a Partner at Wilkinson Walsh. Before joining the firm in 2018, James was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Altria Client Services, where he managed the class action litigation facing the Altria family of companies, including Philip Morris USA. During his tenure, Philip Morris USA tried four class actions to successful outcomes and eliminated its active class action docket. James also supervised a variety of product liability, regulatory, and commercial litigation. Before joining Altria in 2011, James was a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, where he specialized in class action and other aggregate litigation. James was ranked by Chambers for Product Liability & Mass Torts from 2009 through 2011.


  • Undergraduate: Pomona College, B.A.
  • Law: University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
    Notes Editor, University of Michigan Law Review


  • Co-author, But The Government Said Ok, LEGAL TIMES (2007)
  • Should Courts Impose RICO’s Pretrial Restraint Measures On Substitute Assets?, 93 MICH. L. REV. 1139 (1995)