Profile
Practice Focus

Clerkship(s)

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Gary S. Feinerman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2014

  • with high honors
  • Kirkland & Ellis Scholar
  • Order of the Coif
  • Rubenstein Scholar
  • Staff member, The University of Chicago Law Review

B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2011

  • with highest honors
  • with highest distinction
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

James Kylstra is an associate at Eimer Stahl LLP.  His practice focuses on antitrust, consumer class actions, and other complex civil matters.  Before joining the firm, James served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Gary Feinerman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  

Highlighted Cases

In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, Northern District of California, MDL No. 2420: Antitrust suits by purported classes of direct and indirect purchasers as well as direct action plaintiffs regarding alleged price fixing of lithium ion battery cells and lithium ion batteries.

 In re Urethane Cases, San Francisco County Superior Court, JCCP No. 4367: Consolidated antitrust suit by purported indirect purchasers alleging price fixing of urethane chemicals.

Kleen Products Antitrust Litigation: Class action litigation pending in the Northern District of Illinois in which Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants, manufacturers of containerboard which is used to make cardboard boxes, conspired to restrict the supply of containerboard in order to increase the price.

Representing Defendants in suits in federal district court in California alleging that Defendants agreed with their competitors not to poach each other’s employees.