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SAC Attorneys LLP



James Cai

san jose tech industry attorney
Elite Lawyer 9.2Jingming Cai

Managing Partner

James Cai founded Schein & Cai, LLP after serving as in-house legal counsel for Yahoo! Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, employment, and estate planning.

Mr. Cai believes in relationship lawyering and has a client-driven practice. He practices law the old fashioned way - giving each client this full attention with prompt responses, thorough research and analysis, aggressive representation and careful attention to details, in both transactional and litigation matters. As a result, most of his clients are repeat and long term clients, including individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and public companies.

Before founding Schein & Cai, LLP, Mr. Cai served as in-house counsel for Yahoo! Inc. He also practiced law with Morrison & Foerster, LLP and Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, LLP (now known as DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary), two of the largest law firms in California. Mr. Cai holds a Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, graduating in the top 5% of his class.

Mr. Cai is admitted to practice in California, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also holds a real estate sales license from California Department of Real Estate.

Mr. Cai is committed to community services and is frequently invited as a guest speaker and commentator on current legal issues by local news media, non-profit organizations, and chambers of commerce.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Corporate
  • 30% Intellectual Property
  • 30% Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1999


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1998
  • Villanova University
    • MS Mechanical Engineering - 1992
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Representative Clients

  • Intel Venture
  • Nokia Venture, HiSense
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Webex, Ballet San Jose, YuLong Group

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Yahoo! Inc., In house counsel, 2000 - 2002


  • English
  • Chinese
State Bar of California NYSBA Santa Clara County Bar Association US Department of Homeland Security US Court of Appeals US Patent and Trademark Office
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