Jim Ritter is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Jim has extensive experience in negotiating 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.




Chairman, Board of Directors, Washington Project for the Arts, 2015-present

Treasurer and Member, Board of Directors, Washington Project for the Arts, 2009-2014


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1986, Order of the Coif

B.A., Dartmouth College, 1981, cum laude


  • California
  • District of Columbia
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