- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1986, Order of the Coif
- B.A., Dartmouth College, 1981, cum laude
- District of Columbia
Jim Ritter is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
Areas of Practice
James has extensive experience in negotiating a wide variety of financing arrangements, including senior secured loans (both asset-based and cash flow loans) and mezzanine and other subordinated debt, secured high yield securities, acquisition financings, working capital financings, equipment leasing and other vendor finance transactions, letters of credit, derivatives contracts, and venture capital and other equity investments. He represents businesses seeking and providing access to capital in a number of industries, with particularly extensive experience in the aerospace, communications, defense, energy, healthcare, and private equity industries.
- Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors (2009-2014), Chairman of the Board of Directors (2015-present), Washington Project for the Arts