James Dougherty advises companies on transactional matters, including takeovers, takeover defense, leveraged buyouts, proxy contests, hedge fund activism, and corporate governance. He serves as the Firm's M&A Chair for the Americas.

James has worked on a variety of mergers and acquisitions transactions representing acquirors, targets, and special committees, including Goodrich Corporation in its acquisition by United Technologies; The Lubrizol Corporation in its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway; Exelis in its acquisition by Harris Corporation; the special committee of Hawk Corporation in connection with its sale to the Carlisle Companies; Nationwide Mutual in its acquisition of Nationwide Financial Services in a going private transaction; and multiple other significant transactions, including spinoffs. [1]