Jim Bowman is a skilled litigator and former federal prosecutor. His practice focuses on defending individuals and companies in complex federal criminal investigations and cases, with extensive experience on public corruption, campaign finance, and healthcare fraud matters.
Jim served as Deputy Chief in the Major Frauds Section and as the Securities Fraud Coordinator in the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. During his eight years as a federal prosecutor, Jim served as the lead prosecutor on numerous high-profile cases (including cases featured on the MSNBC program “American Greed”), tried several cases as lead counsel, and successfully argued numerous appeals before the Ninth Circuit.
Jim supervised a team of prosecutors in the Major Frauds Section (one of the largest white collar prosecution units in the country) and oversaw the investigation and prosecution of dozens of cases in the Section. He received awards from the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angeles Police Department, and other federal and local agencies, including the 2012 DOJ Director’s Award for Superior Performance.
Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Jim spent six years as an associate and counsel at O’Melveny, where he worked on complex civil litigation and white collar defense matters.