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James Shea

Of Counsel, Corporate Department
New York
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY
United States

Fax: 1(212) 303-7042


James Shea is of counsel in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office. His practice focuses on capital markets, securities and mergers, and acquisitions. Mr. Shea has a broad-based domestic and international corporate practice, advising on equity and debt capital markets and mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising public companies on regulatory requirements and corporate governance and compliance issues. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Shea practiced at a multinational firm in New York and Sydney.


Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2009

Georgetown University, B.A., 2004

Recent Representations

  • Represented underwriters in IPOs of Accolade, Inc., Sandbridge Acquisition Corporation, Figure Acquisition Corp., Bright Lights Acquisition Corp., and Clarim Acquisition Corp.

  • Represented Pine Island Acquisition Corp. in IPO

  • Represented Coronado Global Resources Inc. in IPO on Australia Securities Exchange

  • Represented Ferrari in IPO and spinoff from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

  • Represented Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. in equity and debt financings, in cross-border redomiciliation and listing on New York Stock Exchange

  • Represented R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company in spinoffs of LSC Communications, Inc. and Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc. and related registration statements and listings

  • Represented LSC Communications, Inc. in equity and debt financings

  • Represented Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc. in equity and debt financings

  • Represented Vector Group Ltd. in equity and debt financings

  • Represented DISH Network Corp. in acquisition of satellite business from EchoStar Corporation, in acquisition of T-Mobile and Sprint assets, and in ongoing public company reporting

  • Represented underwriters of AT&T Inc. in over $100 billion of debt financings

  • Represented underwriters of Visa Inc. in debt and equity financings

Practice Areas

Securities and Capital Markets
Impact and Sustainability
ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance
Impact Investing




New York Bar


Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 2009
Georgetown University, B.A. 2004