James F. Ring is a partner in the Boston law firm of Chu, Ring & Hazel, LLP. He is also a principal of Fair Outcomes, Inc. (www.fairoutcomes.com), a company founded by a small group of game theorists, computer scientists, and practicing attorneys to provide parties involved in disputes or difficult negotiations with access to online bargaining mechanisms that can be used to manage and resolve conflict.
James has twenty-seven years of experience as a practicing lawyer, primarily working for business clients involved in formal legal proceedings, crisis management, and contractual negotiations. In addition to serving as lead trial counsel in a variety of multi-million dollar business cases, he has devoted a substantial amount of time to the study of conflict, strategy, and the design of game-theoretic bargaining mechanisms.
James graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1983 and is admitted to practice before all Massachusetts State Courts, the United States District Court of the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He has published numerous articles, and has served as a speaker to groups of economists, judges, and lawyers on strategic issues relating to the management of conflict and crisis.