Doran, James W.

James W. Doran

Retired Partner

Jim Doran retired from the partnership in March 2014.

Jim Doran practiced law since 1981 and specifically in the banking and commercial finance practice area since 1987. Mr. Doran’s practice focused primarily on representing banks, commercial finance companies and other financial institutions in structuring, arranging and underwriting secured and unsecured credit facilities. He frequently represented lead lenders and agents in structuring and underwriting syndicated loan transactions, including leveraged change-of-control transactions and recapitalizations of both public and privately held companies, and in connection with loan restructurings and work-outs.

Mr. Doran came to Latham in 1997 from Winston & Strawn, where he was a senior partner in that firm’s commercial finance practice.


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 1981
  • BA, University of Iowa, 1978