Biography

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 was inducted into the LMG Life Sciences Hall of Fame in 2017, an honor for veteran life science attorneys who have built exceptional careers. It capped decades of honors, including “highly recommended status in corporate partnering by Practical Law Company/Global Counsel, a "Leader in their Field" designation in Sweden in Chambers Europe, a listing in The Best Lawyers in America for biotechnology law, and recognition as a "Life Science Star" for mergers and acquisitions and for licensing and collaboration in LMG Life Sciences. 

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.

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law  (J.D., 1984)
    • magna cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame  (B.Ch.E, 1974)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York