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James J. Maiwurm
Jim Maiwurm, chair and global CEO of Squire Sanders, has more than 30 years of experience as a business and transactional lawyer. His work involves the representation of a diverse range of businesses – from technology startups to Fortune 50 manufacturers – in private equity infusions, public offerings and sophisticated domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions, financings and joint ventures.
Jim brings to his practice a unique business perspective. In addition to management positions within Squire Sanders, he served as chair and CEO and led the restructuring of a prominent publicly held international engineering firm. Jim implemented turnaround initiatives, 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.
Jim’s legal practice encompasses merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions involving US, Latin America, Europe and Pacific Rim interests and operations including leveraged buyouts and tender offers, domestic and international joint ventures and strategic alliances, private equity and strategic investments, and financial workouts including debt restructurings and recapitalizations. He 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.
As chair of Squire Sanders Jim has taken the lead in promoting the use of the Squire Sanders Foundation to support relief efforts on behalf of victims of the earthquake in Haiti and tsunami in Japan.
He has been married to his wife, Wendy S. Maiwurm, for more than 40 years. In addition to supporting Wendy’s work as a grief counselor and medical social worker, Jim has, throughout his career, actively participated in many civic and charitable organizations including:
- Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries
- Board of Advisors to the College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University
- Century Club of George Mason University
- Mason Festival of the Arts Board Chair
- Commission on the Future of the Arts in Fairfax County
- Leadership Washington
University of Michigan, J.D., 1974The College of Wooster, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1971
District of Columbia,
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