James C. Ng Associate

New York, New York

212-729- 9364 x201



  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York LL.M. – 2015
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York J.D. – 2014
    Honors: Commencement Student Speaker
    Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, Articles Editor
    Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts B.A. – 2009
    Honors: Order of the Cross and Crown

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • US. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Mr. Ng represents clients in complex commercial disputes and related negotiations and investigations. He joined O’Brien LLP in February 2017, where he has represented investors, hedge funds, financial institutions, and individuals in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration.

Prior to joining O’Brien LLP, Mr. Ng practiced with a litigation boutique specializing in shareholder class actions and derivative actions. During law school, he interned with the City of Newark Law Department (Civil Litigation Division), and with the New York City Law Department (Appeals Division). Mr. Ng also had judicial internships with the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings and Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Notable Representations

  • Represented a retailer against allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and diversion of corporate opportunity.
  • Represented an investment bank in an arbitration to recover a transaction fee under an engagement letter.
  • Represented investors in an action to recover their equity interests in a hedge fund.

Published Works

“How Hedge Fund Managers Can Protect Their Trade Secrets In Light of Recent NY Appellate Ruling,” The Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 10, No. 10 (March 9, 2017), by Sean R. O’Brien, Sara A Welch and James Ng.

“You’ve Got Service: Service of Process by Email and Social Media,” NYLitigator, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Fall 2016), by James Ng.

“When the Arbitrator Creates the Conflict: Understanding Arbitrator Ethics through the IBA Guidelines on Conflict of Interest and Published Challenges,” McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution, Vol. 2, No. 1 (December 2015), by James Ng.