James Farrington

James Farrington

Adjunct Professor of Law

Email: jfarring@nd.edu

Jim Farrington teaches Licensing Transactions at the Law School and IP and Business Law at the ESTEEM Program. He is a retired partner at Wiggin and Dana, a 150-lawyer firm with offices in Connecticut, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. His practice included 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 were based in Scandinavia, and he continues to consult for several life science companies.

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 City office of Mannheimer Swartling, Sweden's largest law firm.

For each of the last several years, he was recognized by national and international organizations for his life science transactions expertise, including PLC/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. LMG honored him with its Hall of Fame award for his lifetime achievement in life science transactions.

Farrington and his wife, Susan, now live in South Bend.