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James R. Griffin (JD '96) Named as a Best Lawyer in America 2024

Pepperdine Caruso Law alumnus James Griffin (JD ‘96) was recently included in the 30th edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2024. Griffin is a partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in Dallas. He represents both private and publicly held companies from a broad range of industries in mergers and acquisitions and related transactions.

From the Weil announcement:

James has been recognized as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Texas by Chambers USA 2018-2023, where he is described as having “great judgment, deep experience, and is a problem solver”… “a very dynamic and intelligent" lawyer who is "very good on public M&A”. He has also been recognized as a “Best Lawyer” for Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance Law in Dallas by Best Lawyers in America* 2008-2024; as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer for M&A in Texas by IFLR1000 2019-2022; and for M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+) by Legal 500 US 2019. Jim has been recognized as a Dallas 500 Business Leader for M&A by D CEO Magazine 2018-2020 and named among a select list of 100 attorneys and executives who have had an impact on business and legal matters in communities across the U.S. by the Business Journals in 2018. He is also recognized for M&A 2020-2021 and Corporate Governance 2021 by Who’s Who Legal and included in Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Dealmakers in America” list 2021-2022.

Jim is a frequent speaker on merger and acquisition topics, and has appeared at a number of national level programs, including the International Bar Association's Mergers and Acquisitions Conference, the University of Texas Mergers and Acquisitions Institute, and numerous programs sponsored by the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the ABA. He has also participated in M&A-related presentations at Pepperdine University School of Law, as well as the Stanford and University of Pennsylvania Law Schools.