James Tuthill has extensive experience in corporate, transactional, and regulatory aspects of the telecommunications industry, and spent over twenty-four years at leading industry firms including Pacific Telesis, SBC, and AT&T. Mr. Tuthill received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.) and also completed UCLA's Advanced Executive Management Program.
Mr. Tuthill was a partner at Schuyler, Ballard & Cowen in Chicago, and subsequently managed complex litigation at Bucyrus-Erie, a Fortune 500 manufacturer. 1n 1985 he joined Pacific Telesis Group, one of the seven Regional Holding Companies formed at the divestiture of AT&T in 1984. He served as the chief international counsel, chief federal regulatory counsel and VP & General Counsel of Pacific Bell Cellular.
In 2000 he became the Vice President and General Counsel of Westwave Communications, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up funded by two Tier 1 venture capital firms. Westwave sought to develop sophisticated software for next generation communications networks. He joined AT&T's legal department in 2003. Since retiring from AT&T in 2006, Tuthill has taught Telecommunications, Broadcast and Internet law, at both the University of San Francisco School of Law and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He was also on the faculty of Boalt's International Executive and Legal Education program for several years.
Graduated cum laude.