James Pizzirusso

James Pizzirusso

James Pizzirusso is a founding partner in Hausfeld’s Washington, DC office. His practice centers on representing plaintiffs in litigation involving consumer protection and cybersecurity/privacy (chair of practice group) and antitrust law.  In addition to practicing law, James has taught at George Washington University Law School.


In the antitrust sector, James generally handles direct purchaser class actions alleging price fixing and collusion in various agricultural and food sectors. He presently serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section’s Food and Agriculture Committee.


Since 2016, James has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Washington, DC and Who’s Who Legal: Competition named him as one of the country’s leading antitrust practitioners in 2017. James has been asked to appear as a panelist at several conferences around the country and presented on various topics including antitrust, consumer protection, and toxic torts. James is also the author of several published articles and papers on various litigation matters.


Education and Bar Membership

JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2001; BA, The University of Tennessee, 1998; Admitted to Virginia Bar and District of Columbia Bar.


Academic Positions

Adjunct Professor, Environmental and Toxic Torts, The George Washington University Law School, Fall 2009

Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Vaccine Injury Clinic, The George Washington University Law School, Spring 2007

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