• Tulane University, B.A. History (2003)
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (2007) Member, Urban Law Journal


  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Nicholas James

Senior Counsel

Nicholas James is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Corporate Group. Nick's practice focuses on commercial financing, project financing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and complex commercial agreements (including outsourcing agreements and service agreements). Nick has experience with transactions in a wide-variety of industries, including health care, financial services, energy, and government contracts.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Nick worked for a large international law firm in New York where he practiced corporate law focusing on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate governance, as well as bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Nick received a B.A. in history from Tulane University in 2003. He earned his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law in 2007, where he was a member of the Urban Law Journal.


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Represented Perspecta Inc. in connection with $250 million acquisition of end-to-end managed services and IT solutions provider.
  • Represented Mycronic AB in acquisitions of equipment manufacturers for electronics assembly.
  • Represented NRG Yield, Inc. in acquisitions of 1,355MW of gas, wind, and solar generating facilities from NRG Energy Inc. for an aggregate of $829 million in cash plus assumed project debt of $1.4 billion.
  • Represented an independent power developer in a $380 million commercial bank financing of a portfolio of operating and construction-stage gas fired generating facilities.
  • Represented managed care companies, including Aetna, Cigna, and Health Net in structuring and negotiating pharmacy benefit management agreements. 
  • Represented Kaman Corporation in connection with the establishment of $0.5 billion Secured Credit Facilities.
  • Represented Signature Group Holdings, Inc. in connection with a $305 million senior secured note used to finance Signature's acquisition of the world's largest independent aluminum recycler.
  • Represented InfuSystem Holdings Inc. in connection with the refinancing of its $50M credit facility.
  • Represented BAE Systems in its sale of its commercial armored vehicle business unit.
  • Represented NYSE Amex-listed semiconductor and component manufacturer in $2 million tender offer.
  • Represented international car rental company in acquisition of assets of New York-based car sharing company.
  • Represented private equity firm in acquisition of network of dermatology centers.
  • Represented large shareholder in assuming control of board of directors of NYSE Amex-listed medical parts manufacturer.

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Commercial Finance for In-House Counsel and Young Lawyers - The Basics and Beyond," The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, New York, NY (March 2016). Presenters: Scott Lessne and Nicholas James.

Client Alerts & Newsletters

Firm News & Announcements

January 9, 2023 Crowell & Moring Elects 16 New Partners, Promotes Five to Senior Counsel, and 25 to Counsel
June 27, 2019 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Assists Clearway Energy, Inc. in the Repowering of Two Wind Energy Projects
February 7, 2018 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Client NRG Yield, Inc. Enters into Agreements to Acquire Gas-Fired and Solar-Generating Facilities from NRG Energy, Inc.
November 17, 2017 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Client NRG Yield, Inc. Acquires 38 MW Solar Portfolio from NRG Energy, Inc.
April 4, 2017 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises GigPeak in its Acquisition By Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
February 28, 2017 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Client NRG Yield, Inc. Enters into Agreement to Acquire Interests in Solar Generating Facilities from NRG Energy, Inc.
September 9, 2016 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Client NRG Yield, Inc. Acquires Full Ownership of Solar Generating Facility from NRG Energy, Inc.
January 4, 2016 Crowell & Moring Elects Nine New Partners and Promotes 15 Associates to Counsel
November 24, 2015 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Client NRG Yield, Inc. Acquires Wind Assets from NRG Energy, Inc.
April 13, 2015 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Client NRG Energy and NRG Yield Establish New Residential Solar Partnership
November 4, 2014 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Client, NRG Yield, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Second Set of Assets from NRG Energy, Inc.
June 25, 2014 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Represents Gulf Tubing Company in US$1 Billion Project to Build Seamless Tubing Manufacturing Plant in Saudi Arabia
June 10, 2013 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Client Cigna Announces PBM Partnering Agreement with Catamaran