• Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 2010

Not licensed to practice law

James Burchfield


James Burchfield joined Williams & Jensen in 2018. As a leader of the firm’s international affairs practice, James advises clients on supply chain, advanced manufacturing and technology issues.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, James held several roles in Congressional offices and committees.

He served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Subcommittee on Asia & the Pacific where he focused on unconventional energy, trade and cybersecurity. James also worked on the House Committee on Small Business where he spearheaded the Committee’s cybersecurity and trade agendas. James also formerly served as a Senior Policy Adviser to Chairman Steve Chabot where he led the Congressman’s strategic policy agenda on foreign policy and trade issues.

James is currently a visiting fellow at the Antonin Scalia Law School’s National Security Institute. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and international affairs from Loyola University of Chicago and has received executive education from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in trade policy.