James R. Lloyd

James R. Lloyd

Chief of Antitrust Division, Texas Attorney General

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Corporations, Securities & Antitrust • International & National Security Law • Litigation • State Governments

James Lloyd is the Acting Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation for the Texas Attorney General. He serves alongside over 600 lawyers and staff across eleven practice groups handling more than 35,000 cases involving the State of Texas. James also serves as Chief of the Antitrust Division, leading the enforcement of state and federal antitrust laws and representing the interests of Texas in national antitrust matters alongside federal enforcers. 

James previously practiced at global law firms Sidley Austin LLP and Mayer Brown LLP, managing a range of high-profile matters for public and private companies. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Justice David Medina on the Texas Supreme Court. 

James has served in a variety of roles in public service. He is currently an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, assigned to the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. James served on the Presidential Transition Team for President Donald Trump, where he advised on financial regulatory policy and led the transition of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. James previously served at the White House as Senior Writer to President George W. Bush. He was also a member of the national security staff, coordinating policymaking and oversight with senior officials among the Cabinet departments and agencies.

James received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review and a teaching assistant to Admiral Bobby Inman. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Rice University, where he was student body president and received the Joseph Cooper Prize in Public Policy.

A seventh-generation Texan, James comes from a family of litigators, including his mother, his sister, and his father who has served over 18 years on the Texas judiciary. James is Chair of the State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section and serves on the Executive Committee of The Federalist Society’s Corporations, Securities, and Antitrust Practice Group. 

James has spent over a decade as a volunteer attorney for veterans legal clinics in Houston and Austin. He is also a member of the Legal Affairs Roundtable for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and is also a longtime supporter of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, serving on the Mutton Bustin' Committee.


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