James Gorton, a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, is the Chair of the Strategic Client Committee and Co-chair of the Communications Industry group. He is an influential member of the M&A, Telecommunications and Media, Corporate Governance and FinTech Practices. As Chair of the firm’s Strategic Client Committee, Mr. Gorton is focused on deploying comprehensive strategies to improve service and relationships with the firm's clients.
Mr. Gorton represents public and private companies, banks and private equity firms in mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions primarily in the financial services, telecommunications, media and technology industries. Mr. Gorton also has extensive cross-border transaction experience.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Gorton was the founding general counsel of Global Crossing Ltd., a worldwide telecommunications company.