Shullman Fugate Welcomes New Associate and Opens Miami Office

Shullman Fugate is pleased to announce the addition of a new associate attorney, James M. Slater, to our team.

Prior to joining the firm, James was in private practice in South Florida where he focused his practice on intellectual property disputes and commercial litigation. James also served as law clerk to the Honorable Chris. M. McAliley of the Southern District of Florida, where he managed a broad docket. Before law practice, James spent several years working between Washington D.C. and the Russian Federation in the nonprofit space. James also participated in the highly selective U.S. National Security Education Program's Russian Overseas Flagship program in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

In addition to being an experienced intellectual property practitioner, James also brings a wealth of transactional and compliance experience to the firm, including in software and brand licensing, trademark registration, publishing, entertainment, and data privacy and security matters. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), James’ expertise in the ever-changing world of data privacy regulation will enhance Shullman Fugate’s ability to address clients’ needs in this developing field.

James received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami. He completed his Master’s degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. James currently serves on the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section as well as Yiddish Farm Education Center, Inc., in New York. He is a member of the Copyright Society of the United States, the Open Source Initiative, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

James will be working out of the firm’s new Miami office. Conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Miami, Shullman Fugate’s Miami office expands service of the firm’s client’s needs in South Florida. With offices in West Palm Beach, Tampa, Jacksonville and now just blocks from the courthouse steps in Miami, Shullman Fugate has you covered and can be available quickly to handle content-related emergencies throughout the entire state.

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