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James M. Rishwain

James Rishwain, an accomplished Pillsbury partner, has served as a preeminent legal adviser to global market leaders, Fortune 100 companies, real estate companies, professional service firms, family offices and corporate boards. Jim served more than a decade as Pillsbury’s global chair and CEO. Before becoming the firm’s chair and CEO, he spent a decade as the global leader of the Firm’s real estate practice. Jim presently serves as the leader of Pillsbury’s Real Estate and Construction Industry Team, with real estate and construction as core elements of the firm’s strategic focus. Jim is an active proponent of diversity in the legal profession and holds a CEO Diversity Leadership Award from Diversity Best Practices.

In each of his years as Firm Chair, Pillsbury was named as a Working Mother Best Company, and was among the Top 10 best companies in the United States in 2008. Jim currently serves as Executive Committee member and Governance Committee Chair of National CASA, a national network serving the country’s abused and neglected children and as Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2023 National Collegiate Football Championship Game.

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