James Mangiaracina is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office. Mr. Mangiaracina focuses his practice on varied commercial and complex civil litigation matters. Mr. Mangiaracina is experienced in several aspects of litigation procedure, including drafting pleadings, motions, discovery and summary judgment briefs.
In his practice, Mr. Mangiaracina has experience representing a variety of clients, such as corporate trusts in litigation involving mortgage foreclosures, fraudulent transfer claims and the appointment of receivers. He also has represented financial institutions with helping conduct internal investigations. In addition, Mr. Mangiaracina has helped prepare key witnesses for interviews.
Mr. Mangiaracina also represents C-suite executives and corporations in several areas, including in securities litigations, civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) litigation, breach of contract claims, tortious interference claims and shareholder derivative suits. Similarly, he has also represented shareholder objectors to a large proposed settlement of a shareholder derivative lawsuit.
Moreover, Mr. Mangiaracina has represented companies in employment discrimination and retaliation claims under the Civil Rights Act, including Title VII and Section 1981 (42 U.S.C. § 1981).
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Mangiaracina was an associate at a large law firm based in Philadelphia.
While in law school, Mr. Mangiaracina was a staff editor for the Temple Law Review and a member of Temple University's Moot Court Competition Team.
- Temple University, Beasley School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- Pennsylvania State University, B.A., History, magna cum laude
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Isadore A. Shrager Scholarship, Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 2019-2020