Jim is a career-long life sciences attorney who has spent decades focusing on transactions for life sciences companies, often in Europe.
A longtime Partner in the firm's Corporate Department and Life Sciences Practice Group, he is dedicated to helping life science companies address unmet needs to improve human health. His diverse background, including science and engineering, helps him address the intersection of science, medicine, business, and the law.
Jim's practice includes commercial business transactions, especially acquisitions; joint ventures; licensing and other technology transfer transactions; and research, manufacturing, and marketing agreements, often for clients in Scandinavia. He also teaches at the Notre Dame Law School.
Jim and his family lived in Stockholm for two years while he was leading the legal team for a global business transaction.
Jim received his law degree with high honors from Quinnipiac University School of Law and a B.Ch.E. from the University of Notre Dame.
After obtaining his Bachelor's, Jim worked as an engineering and product manager for nearly nine years in the air pollution control field. Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Jim was a partner in the New York office of Mannheimer Swartling, Sweden's largest law firm.