James Barresi leads Squire Patton Boggs’ global Financial Services Practice. His practice is focused on corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, complex investments and related regulatory issues. Representative clients include commercial, investment and merchant banks, specialty finance companies, private equity and debt funds and other alternative investors. Jim also advises corporations in cross-border financing and strategic transactions.
Immediately prior to joining the firm, Jim served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of one of the largest and most acquisitive bank holding companies in the US.
Jim has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2007 and was recently named an Acritas Star in the inaugural global ratings published by Acritas, an independent research and ratings firm that serves corporate legal departments.