James J. Moylan

James J. Moylan

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Mr. Moylan began his professional career as a Trial Attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C. He next served as Assistant General Counsel with the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Moylan then went into private practice representing: broker-dealers, investment advisors, fund managers, futures commission merchants, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, introducing brokers, floor traders, stock and commodity futures brokers before federal and state regulatory agencies, and self-regulatory organizations in investigative, administrative, disciplinary and enforcement proceedings as well as in arbitrations, mediations, court litigation and appeals. Mr. Moylan will now accept representation of customers in arbitration and mediation matters.

In addition, Mr. Moylan serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law in Securities Regulation and Litigation, first at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and now at his alma mater, the University of Denver – College of Law.


  • University of Denver – College of Business Administration -BSBA – 1969
  • University of Denver – College of Law – JD – 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado – 1972
  • District of Columbia – 1972 (Inactive)
  • Illinois – 1975
  • United States Supreme Court - 1975


  • "Is an Internet ‘Road Show’ an Oral or Written Prospectus under the Securities Act?", 90 Illinois Bar Journal 32 (January, 2002), (co-authored)
  • "Hedge-to-Arrive Contracts: Jurisdictional Issues Under the Commodity Exchange Act", 18 Northern Illinois University Law Review (Summer, 1998), (co-authored)
  • "Exchange Memberships: An Overview of the Issues Pertaining to the Property Rights of a Bankrupt Member and His Creditors", 9 The Journal of Futures Markets 461 (October, 1989), (co-authored)
  • "Arbitration of Customer – Securities Broker Disputes", 75 Illinois Bar Journal 374 (March, 1987), (co-authored)
  • "Dispute Resolution Systems in the Commodity Futures Industry", 6 The Journal of Futures Markets 659 (Winter, 1986), (co-authored)
  • "Private Rights of Action Under the Commodity Exchange Act – The Supreme Court Decides", 16 John Marshall L. Rev. 307 (Spring, 1983)
  • "Self-Regulation in the Commodity Futures Industry", 1 The Journal of Futures Markets 501 (Supp. 1981)
  • "The Illinois Business Take-Over Act", 59 Chicago Bar Record 274 (March – April 1978)
  • "The Place of Self-Regulation in the Securities Industry", 6 Sec.Reg.L.J. 49 (Spring, 1978)
  • "Exploring the Tender Offer Provisions of the Federal Securities Laws", 43 George Washington Law Review 551 (January, 1975)
  • "State Regulation of Tender Offers", 58 Marquette Law Review 687 (Summer, 1975)
  • "A Survey of Fifth Circuit Securities Law Cases", 26 Mercer Law Review 1303 (Spring, 1975), (co-authored)
  • "Administrative Proceedings Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934", 25 Mercer Law Review 671 (Spring, 1974), (co-authored)
  • "The Role of the International Telecommunications Union", 4 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 61 (Winter, 1971)

Lectures & Panels

CLE Programs and Educational Seminars:
Rossdale CLE Center
Topics: Securities and Commodity Futures Law, Arbitration, “Piercing the Corporate Veil,” “Choice of Business Entity,” “Intellectual Property,” etc.

Pro Bono

Steamboat Springs, Colorado – Activities:

  • Rotary District 5440 – Assistant Governor (Present)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (“MADD”) Victim Impact Panel (“VIP”) - Facilitator
  • Historic Preservation Policy Review Committee – Chair (2008 - 2009)
  • The Steamboat Pilot and Today – Steamboat Today, Editorial Board–Community Representative (May 2007-September 2007 Term)
  • Board of Adjustment – Chair (Current)
  • Community Support Money Steering Committee - Chair (2006 -2008)
  • Growth Management Advisory Group – Vice-Chair (2005 – 2006)
  • Holy Name Roman Catholic Church -Finance Council– Chair (Current)
  • Holy Name R.C. Church – Building Development Committee - Chair - 2007-2015)
  • Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs – Board of Directors (2010- 2016), President 2014-2015, Immediate Past President – 2015-2016.
  • YVMC Foundation Board of Directors – F/K/A Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley – Board of Directors (2011-Present), Chair 2014-2016, Immediate Past Chair - 2015-2017. (October 1, 2015 – Yampa Valley Medical Center (“YVMC”) Foundation.)
  • Steamboat Symphony Orchestra – Secretary, Board of Directors (2010-2012)