Jim Derouin is unique in that he quickly grasps complex legal/business issues, dissects those issues into their constituent elements, and develops a pragmatic strategy for accomplishing the business objective. He has an uncanny ability to identify the dispositive issue and refine that issue to its simplest terms for the purpose of developing a practical solution. Derouin does not waste valuable client time advocating why something cannot be accomplished; rather he focuses on the strategic objective and then develops a proactive game plan for accomplishing the goal. While he is advocating his client’s position and moving forward to accomplish the ultimate objective, he is able to gain the respect of his adversaries without sacrificing the position and integrity of his client.

In-House Counsel, International Manufacturer