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Photo of James F. Owens   James F. Owens, Esq.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Los Angeles, CA


Jim Owens is a partner in the Health Law Advisory Group at McDermott Will & Emery in Los Angeles and counsels a variety of non-profit and for-profit businesses on transactional and regulatory matters.

Mr. Owens has been heavily involved in law firm recruiting and attorney development his entire legal career. Most recently, he served as Global Chair of Attorney Development at another large AmLaw 100 firm for approximately 8 years. In that role, Mr. Owens oversaw talent management strategy including competency modeling, performance management, training and development, orientation and integration, and career coaching. He is a former hiring partner and has served as a member of the NALP Foundation Advisory Board from 2005 to 2009 and joined the Board as a Trustee in 2010. 

Mr. Owens received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Emory University and his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law, where he was a notes editor for the Stetson Law Review. He is admitted to the State Bars of California and Georgia. He is listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

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