James Duff

Special Counsel

Los Angeles

James represents issuers, underwriters, initial purchasers and placement agents in connection with public offerings and private placements.


Beginning in 2006, James has advised clients on a variety of asset-backed securities, including residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), re-securitizations of RMBS and collateralized debt obligations, and charter school receivable-backed securities. He has also represented municipal and state agencies for municipal bond transactions.

During the financial crisis, James advised clients on mortgage loan modifications, and advised municipal and state agencies on interest rate mode changes and bond refinancings.

Recently, James has worked on a number of RMBS and CMBS transactions.  

James is an avid triathlete and winner of a number triathlons, including the 2016 North Carolina Ironman.