V. James Mann, Esq. spent 25 years as an in-house attorney with Merrill Lynch and recently retired as Senior Vice President. He represented the broker-dealer, investment banking, institutional trading, and sales businesses. From 1996 to 2003, he had direct responsibility for all litigation relating to Merrill Lynch’s investment banking and institutional businesses in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. From 2003 until 2010, he was similarly responsible for litigation involving the firm’s International Wealth Management Division and product and class action litigation relating to the firm's domestic wealth management business.