James T. Lidbury

Partner

  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 1990
  • BA, Northwestern University, 1987

Qualifications

  • Hong Kong, Registered Foreign Lawyer
  • New York, 2007
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • Illinois, 1990
  • Member, The Economic Club of Chicago 
  • Member, Illinois Venture Capital Association
  • Staff Attorney in the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, D.C. (1992-1994)

James T. Lidbury

Partner

Jim Lidbury is co-head of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Jim works with clients in all aspects of complex M&A, LBO and corporate governance situations.

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012-2013)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • BTI Consulting Inc., 2008 Super All-Star Team
  • Global Counsel 3000, Chicago’s 25 leading corporate transactional attorneys

Insights

Publications

  • James T. Lidbury and Jason Freedman, “The unconflicted board and Revlon duties,” International Law Office (ILO) (November 6, 2013)
  • Quoted, “Law Firm Ropes & Gray Relocates M&A Co-Head to Asia,” The Wall Street Journal (November 1, 2013)
  • Quoted, “Court favors private equity in steakhouse fight,” Fortune (August 21, 2013)