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James W. McLaughlin Murtha Cullina LLP Counsel

Counsel

New Haven
Email: jmclaughlin@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-772-7790
Fax: 203-772-7723

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Phone: 203-772-7770

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Texas

Education

  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
  • Georgetown University (A.B., 2003)

James W. McLaughlin


As a member of the Business & Finance Department, James provides legal advice to clients in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, public and private capital raising, securities law compliance, and corporate governance matters.  James's practice spans the entire life cycle of a company, with in-depth experience advising new start-ups, emerging companies, and mature companies seeking liquidity through a public offering or sale.  

James also represents businesses in connection with complex contract negotiations including SaaS agreements, intellectual property licensing agreements, software development agreements, cloud services agreements and user license agreements.  He has advised clients across a broad range of industries including technology and software, e-commerce, manufacturing, energy, aerospace, automotive, engineering, utilities, and financial services.  

In addition to serving as outside counsel to business clients, James has previously provided in-house counsel representation, most recently as Counsel for a Connecticut-based data backup and business continuity technology company.  In that role, he was responsible for M&A transactions on both the buy and sell side, corporate governance matters, financing activities, implementing global anti-corruption, international trade, and data privacy compliance, intellectual property protection, contract management, and providing legal support for the company's entities and business operations across the globe.  Earlier in his career, James was an associate at a global law firm representing issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, private placements and registered offerings of debt and equity securities.

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Connecticut Bar Association
Member, Texas Bar Association
 

Overview

As a member of the Business & Finance Department, James provides legal advice to clients in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, public and private capital raising, securities law compliance, and corporate governance matters.  James's practice spans the entire life cycle of a company, with in-depth experience advising new start-ups, emerging companies, and mature companies seeking liquidity through a public offering or sale.  

James also represents businesses in connection with complex contract negotiations including SaaS agreements, intellectual property licensing agreements, software development agreements, cloud services agreements and user license agreements.  He has advised clients across a broad range of industries including technology and software, e-commerce, manufacturing, energy, aerospace, automotive, engineering, utilities, and financial services.  

In addition to serving as outside counsel to business clients, James has previously provided in-house counsel representation, most recently as Counsel for a Connecticut-based data backup and business continuity technology company.  In that role, he was responsible for M&A transactions on both the buy and sell side, corporate governance matters, financing activities, implementing global anti-corruption, international trade, and data privacy compliance, intellectual property protection, contract management, and providing legal support for the company's entities and business operations across the globe.  Earlier in his career, James was an associate at a global law firm representing issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, private placements and registered offerings of debt and equity securities.

Memberships

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Connecticut Bar Association
Member, Texas Bar Association
 

Bar & Court Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Texas
Education
  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
  • Georgetown University (A.B., 2003)
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