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James Patrick McGraw

James Patrick McGraw


James is a corporate associate and a member of the life sciences licensing and commercial transactions group at DLA Piper. He focuses his practice on representing U.S. and international clients in a wide range of strategic transactions across the life sciences and technology sectors.

James advises public and private companies, ranging from emerging growth companies to Fortune 500 companies, institutions and universities in a broad array of life sciences transactions, including license agreements, collaboration agreements, co-development and co-commercialization agreements, product acquisitions and divestitures and other complex business arrangements. In addition, James regularly negotiates manufacturing and supply agreements, distribution agreements, co-promotion agreements, sponsored research agreements, material transfer agreements, clinical trial agreements, research and development agreements and day-to-day commercial agreements that arise in the life sciences industry.

James also has broad experience counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, royalty monetization deals, corporate formation and governance and other general corporate matters.

Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaPennsylvania
  • J.D., Temple University School of Law
    Temple Law Review
    cum laude
  • B.A., Political Science and English, Saint Joseph's University
    Phi Beta Kappa
    cum laude

Prior Experience

Before and during law school, James worked in the in-house legal department of a Fortune 100 company, where he negotiated contracts, reviewed sales and marketing materials and counselled clients on a wide range of legal and business issues.