James Blum

Associate | New York
T: (212) 763-0883
E: jblum@kaplanhecker.com
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James Blum

James Blum is an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

Prior to joining Kaplan Hecker, James worked as a student advocate for the NAACP where he wrote memoranda for use in post-conviction cases.  He also assisted in the preparation for a state post-conviction evidentiary hearing and researched an amicus brief contesting the constitutionality of the death penalty under state law.  Previously, James served as a civil rights intern for the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project where he helped draft bills proposed in the New York Senate and conducted research, drafted testimony, and white papers relating to technologies and procedures threatening New Yorkers’ privacy.

James graduated New York University School of Law where he was a Marden Moot Court Competition semifinalist and a staff editor for Review of Law & Social Change.  He also worked as a research and teaching assistant.  He earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Economics.


  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2013
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2020

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognition

  • Semifinalist, Marden Moot Court Competition
  • Staff Editor, Review of Law & Social Change

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York