Demetrios Metropoulos (“Jim”) is a partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown LLP’s Telecommunications Litigation and Appellate Litigation practices. Jim focuses primarily on communications and appellate litigation. He also has experience with products liability, regulated industries, insurance coverage disputes, insurance company liquidations, design and construction disputes, civil RICO and antitrust.
Jim has devoted the majority of his practice to communications-related litigation, and he has worked almost exclusively on communications matters since becoming a partner in 2001. In that time, Jim has represented AT&T (and before that, SBC and Ameritech) in a host of matters, addressing numerous complex and hotly contested issues. He has served as lead appellate counsel in both state and federal appellate courts and as lead trial counsel in numerous arbitrations and other disputes before state regulatory commissions.
Jim has been described as “a strong strategist” with “strong knowledge of the key telecom issues” (Chambers USA 2011), as “an outstanding brief writer (Chambers USA 2009) and as "a renowned appellate lawyer” (Chambers USA 2010). He has also been recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Chambers USA since 2005.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Jim served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Joseph T. Sneed, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1993-1994) and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) in Detroit (1985-1990).