Maiwurm, James J.

James J. Maiwurm

Chair Emeritus/Senior Counsel
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Jim Maiwurm is chair emeritus and senior counsel of Squire Patton Boggs, a top-25 global legal practice with 1,300 lawyers. He is a seasoned law firm leader and business and transactional lawyer.

During his tenure as chair and global CEO of the legal practice, he has led combinations with a major UK/Western European firm and an Australian firm that added 550 lawyers, and also expanded the global practice’s presence in Asia. His law practice has involved the representation of a diverse range of businesses in private equity infusions, public offerings and sophisticated domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions, financings and joint ventures.


  • Jim also counsels senior management and boards of directors on matters such as corporate governance and disclosure issues, development of acquisition strategies and dealing with financing sources.
  • Jim brings to his practice a unique business perspective. In addition to leadership positions within Squire Patton Boggs, he served as chair and CEO, and led the restructuring, of a prominent publicly held international engineering firm.
  • Jim dealt with clients throughout the world, negotiated and managed major asset dispositions, orchestrated a debt restructuring and built effective relationships with divergent constituencies including bondholders, stockholders, joint venture partners, employees and customers.
  • Jim has served on the boards of publicly held companies, an ESOP-owned government services provider and a joint venture performing a high-visibility US Department of Energy contract.


  • University of Michigan, J.D., 1974
  • The College of Wooster, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1971


  • Ohio, 1974
  • District of Columbia, 1986
  • Maryland, 1987
  • New York, 1987


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Ct. of App., District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Columbia
  • Received the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
  • Named by Law360 as one of the 10 most innovative law firm managing partners in 2012.
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America and several other Who’s Who directories.

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