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James D. Snyder

San Diego
San Francisco
(619) 272-2629 - direct (415) 627-7264 - cell




Outside General Counsel Services
Data Privacy and Security
Emerging Growth
General Corporate & Commercial
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business Technology
Cannabis Business Counsel
HR & Employment Law
Workers’ Compensation Defense



J.D. from California Western School of Law

University of California

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Santa Barbara



James D. Snyder is a CKR Law LLP partner, based in the firm's San Diego office and spends time in the San Francisco office. James has a broad high-tech business transactions practice, with years of experience in law firms and as in-house General Counsel in San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

James' clients span many industries, from connected car and IoT connectivity leaders and life sciences and healthcare chatbot pioneers to supply chain and financial services SaaS network providers.

James provides executive legal and compliance counsel to emerging and established companies. Having spent years as in-house General Counsel, James has a unique ability to focus on critical items for his client's businesses. James' General Counsel as a Service approach to representing emerging technology entrepreneurs ensures small businesses and start-ups receive the legal representation they need early on with fees that are consistent and fair.

James has represented companies around the world, bringing US start-ups into India, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Brazil and throughout Europe. Having spent years representing software and SaaS companies, James has been at the forefront of data privacy and security challenges and uses this unique skill set to set his client's apart from their competition.

James has extensive Workers’ Compensation defense litigation experience, from the complaint stage through appeal. James has represented clients before the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and prior to law school, was a Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner with State Compensation Insurance Fund. Additionally, James has managed Human Resources, in addition to Legal, for many companies throughout his career.

James is admitted to the bar in California and earned his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. James earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. James enjoys sports, challenging himself in Tough Mudder competitions and camping with his wife, Jessica, and three children, Harrison, Cassidy and Colin.