James Alexander is an associate in the Business Law Department and a member of the Private Equity Group at Goodwin. He started at the firm in January of 2022. James concentrates his legal practice on representing private equity clients in mergers & acquisitions, private equity investments, and other corporate matters in a broad range of industries.

In addition to his billable work, James is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Found Stages, Inc., a non-profit immersive theater company, and Executive Secretary on the Board of Directors for ArtsATL, the premier publication for the arts in Atlanta.

James’s application to the Washington, D.C. bar is pending, he is working under the supervision of the partners at Goodwin.

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Prior to joining Goodwin, James closed $4.75B+ in transactions during his time with Alston & Bird LLP. He focused his practice in the financial services industry on a broad range of matters, including bank mergers & acquisitions, fintech mergers & acquisitions, payment processing agreements, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and public SEC filings such as 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and S-4 filings.
Professional Experience

James spent time working with the legal department of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, the DOJ via the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio, and the 9th District Coast Guard Legal Department, where he honed his skills and sharpened his legal acumen.

While attending law school, James was a Judge on the Appellate Review Board for the university, an Associate Justice on the Moot Court Board, a coveted member of the Hyatt Review Board, President of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and a legal writing TA.

Professional Activities
James is active in the National Bar Association, Commercial Law Section, as well as the American Bar Association.


James has been recognized with the National Black Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 honor for three consecutive years – 2019, 2020, and 2021. James’s work on the REPAY-CPS Payment Services deal was short-listed by The Deal Awards for FinTech (Middle Market). He was also named to the Lawyers of Color 2020 Hot List.

James earned his J.D./M.Div. dual degree from Vanderbilt University in 2018, graduating as a Branstetter Fellow in the law school and a Cal Turner Fellow in the divinity school. The divinity school awarded him the John Olin Knott Award for scholarly writing.






J.D., 2018
Vanderbilt University School of Law
M.Div., 2018
Vanderbilt University
(summa cum laude)
B.S., Psychology, 2013
Howard University
(magna cum laude)



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