James Kearns

Special Counsel at Jones Walker LLP

Jim is a member of the Maritime Practice Group in the law firm of Jones Walker LLP. Because port and marine terminal facilities present attractive targets to cyber-threat actors, Jones Walker selected this sector for the third installment in its series of infrastructure-focused cybersecurity surveys, following two other critical infrastructure directed surveys that examined the maritime industry as a whole and the midstream sector of the energy industry. With an education in engineering and more than 30 years of experience in technology transactions and maritime finance, Jim was on the team that designed and conducted the survey, analyzed its results, and formulated its conclusions. He holds engineering and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in law from New Yor University, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent Office. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals, Inc.