Jim Morin is an associate in the Cooley Business department. He joined the Firm in 2011 and is resident in the Reston office.
Mr. Morin specializes in private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions and the general corporate representation of venture capitalists and emerging growth technology companies both in the U.S. and internationally, including the Middle East, India and Africa. His practice focuses on a wide range of industry sectors including energy, defense, homeland security, aerospace, government contracts, life sciences and information technology. He has particular expertise with transactions involving emerging markets and post-conflict environments.
Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Morin worked as an associate in the corporate and project finance practice groups at Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC, working on a variety of transactional matters relating to international business, energy, project and export financing, swaps, emerging markets and development, as well as government investigations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Sample transactions include Series A venture financings, small-medium enterprise loan facilities, concession agreements, specially tailored aircraft financings, outsourcing, DoE loan guarantees, carbon credit trading, private equity investments, the incorporation and tax-exempt status application of an organization dedicated to promoting social entrepreneurship in the developing world, and advised, pro bono, the Government of Liberia both on health law reform and the first power plant to be built after the end of a thirty year civil war.
Prior to joining the practice of law, the former Captain Morin served on active duty for six years in the United States Army and then two years in the Virginia National Guard. As an airborne infantry platoon leader, he deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan and then later fulfilled various homeland security missions in the National Capitol Region as a company commander and general's aide.
Mr. Morin is a member of Board of Principals of the Truman National Security Project, advises the Progressive Policy Institute on national security matters and serves as a spokesman for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.
Mr. Morin received a JD, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2008 and a BS, with honors, from the United States Military Academy in 2001, where he studied both military history and civil engineering. While at West Point, he participated in an exchange program with its sister academy in France, the École Speciale Militaire, also known as St- Cyr.
Mr. Morin is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.
- Georgetown University Law Center
JD, 2008, magna cum laude
- United States Military Academy
BS, 2001, with honors
- District of Columbia
- Truman National Security Project