James S. Godderz
General Counsel

James S. Godderz

Jim Godderz is General Counsel for Murray Devine and is responsible for all commercial transactions, corporate governance, data management, intellectual property, and employment matters. Beyond purely legal functions, Jim is also involved with overseeing the compliance aspects with respect to financial advisory and valuation engagements, as well as business development activities.

Previously, Jim served in senior in-house counsel and management roles with four Fortune 20 publicly traded companies, General Counsel positions for numerous privately held and non-profit organizations. Jim is also a founder of General Counsel on DemandTM, an innovative legal services network combining the accessibility, approach, and affordability of in-house counsel with the sophistication and expertise of global law firms.

His experience includes more than $1B of angel and venture capital transactions and a wide variety of M&A, cross-border, public and private financial and strategic investments. Jim’s additional leadership capacities include serving on various boards of directors and professional organizations, as well as an elected representative in local politics.

Jim received a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Computer Science from Rutgers College, a J.D. from Widener University School of Law where he was Articles Editor and Administrative Board Member of the Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in PA, NJ, and TX.