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James L. VanLandingham

Senior Associate

James L. VanLandingham

Clients facing high-stakes and complex litigation call on James VanLandingham to skillfully handle problems involving commercial litigation. James focuses on being an advisor to clients with complex challenges, and he can provide insight, solutions, and aggressive litigation of claims, when necessary.

As a corporate litigator, James practices litigation and appeals in both state and federal court, in administrative agencies, and before arbitral tribunals. Clients turn to James for complex commercial matters, including class-action litigation, healthcare industry disputes, products liability matters, civil RICO actions, and breach of contract and tortious interference claims.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, James served as a Legislative Intern for the Insurance and Banking Subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives, as a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow in Florida's Division of Strategic Business Development, and as a Senior Advisor to a top Florida public affairs and strategic communications firm.


Representative experience

Represents national health insurers in disputes arising out of hospital, physician-group, and provider agreements.

Successfully represented large healthcare provider in federal qui tam action involving alleged false claims.

Successfully represented large hospital provider in administrative action brought by state agency alleging multi-million-dollar Medicaid overpayment.

Team defeated class certification in a consumer fraud/RICO nationwide class action alleging US$1bn in claims concerning commercial HVAC products.

Successfully represented international fashion retailer in putative class action seeking US$100m in statutory damages.

Successfully represented financial institution in litigation brought by Florida cities seeking damages for alleged lost tax revenue on foreclosed properties.

Successfully represented South American minerals firm in action alleging US$12m civil theft in cross-border commodity transaction.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Florida State University College of Law, 2013
  • M.P.A., magna cum laude, Florida State University, 2009
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Florida, 2005

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Latest thinking and events

Published Works


Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium, 2015-2017 Editions
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