James F. Ritter

James F. Ritter: Attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


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

Areas of Practice

Mr. Ritter 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.

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Commercial Lending and Financial Transactions
  • Healthcare
  • Technology Transactions
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Art
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Entertainment and Digital Media
  • Fashion, Apparel and Beauty
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Nonprofit

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.747.1939  Phone
202.747.3834  Fax
University Attended:
Dartmouth College, B.A., cum laude, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986, California; 1997, District of Columbia


•Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors (2009-2014), Chairman of the Board of Directors (2015-present), Washington Project for the Arts


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