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James Gorton represents public and private companies, banks, and private equity firms in mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions, as well as corporate governance matters. He has held a number of leadership roles at the firm, including as former member of the Executive Committee and former Chair of the Strategic Client Committee. In 2021, he was named a M&A Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group based on a survey of US corporate counsel and executives.
Mr. Gorton brings particular experience in transactions involving the telecommunications, technology, and financial institutions industries, often with a cross-border component.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Gorton was the founding general counsel of Global Crossing Ltd., a worldwide telecommunications company.