James Carlson advises business and corporate clients on acquisitions-related work and on securities matters. His acquisitions experience includes public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and spin‑offs.

His securities experience includes investment-grade and high-yield debt securities, both publicly offered and privately placed, and initial public offerings. James has been listed in Euromoney Legal Media Group's World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers (2003).

Spoken Languages

  • English


Northwestern University School of Law, JD, cum laude
Editor, Northwestern Law School Law Review

Princeton University, BA, magna cum laude


  • New York


  • Adjunct Professor, Securities Regulation, New York University School of Law, 1997 to date