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  • Bio:

    James Cowen is a partner in the corporate practice group of Porter Hedges and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He represents public and private companies, boards of directors and special committees, and individuals in a variety of corporate, securities and finance matters, particularly in the energy industry. His practice includes public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, project development and finance, SEC compliance, corporate governance, executive employment agreements and compensation, and general corporate and commercial matters. Mr. Cowen represents clients in the energy (upstream, midstream and downstream), technology, biopharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. He also represents investment banking firms, investors and indenture trustees in capital market transactions. Mr. Cowen served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Karen K. Brown, Justice, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Prior to and while attending law school, Mr. Cowen worked as an aerospace engineer and software developer for a NASA subcontractor, Unisys, where his responsibilities included developing and maintaining software for the space shuttle program, and then as a software development consultant for an oilfield services company.

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  •   Industry
  • Legal
  •   Occupation
  • Attorney
  •   Specialties
  • Acquisitions,   Corporate,   Capital Markets,   Energy,   Project Development,   Private Equity,   Mergers & Acquisitions,   Emerging Companies,   Venture Capital,   Executive Compensation,   Corporate Governance,   Project Finance,   Business Planning and Entity Formation,   Compliance & Investigations,   Infrastructure Projects,   Special Committees & Boards of Directors,   Divestitures and Joint Ventures


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  •   Awards & Recognitions

My Publications

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  •   Books

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