James Farrington teaches Licensing Transactions at the Law School and IP and Business Law at the ESTEEM Program. He is a partner at Wiggin and Dana, a 150-lawyer firm with offices in Connecticut, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. His practice includes commercial business transactions, especially acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, and other technology transfer transactions for primarily biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. A large portion of his clients are based in Scandinavia.
After graduating with a chemical engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame, Farrington worked as an engineering and product manager for nearly nine years in the air pollution control field. He received his law degree with high honors from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Farrington was a partner in the New York office of Mannheimer Swartling, Sweden's largest law firm.
For each of the last several years, he was recognized by national and international organizations, including Practical Law Company/Global Counsel, Chambers Europe, The Best Lawyers in America for Biotechnology Law and as a "Life Science Star" for mergers and acquisitions and licensing and collaboration by LMG Life Sciences, a Euromoney publication.
Farrington and his wife now live in South Bend.