Mr. Doran is consistently named as one of the leading Banking & Financing attorneys and is praised for his "hardworking approach to matters."Chambers USA 2013

James W. Doran


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 had been a senior partner in that firm’s commercial finance practice.

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