James Dinnage
Adjunct Professor

James Dinnage is now Special Counsel with the law firm of Eckert Seamans, having retired from E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in October 2013 after a total of more than 30 years with the company and various subsidiaries. His career has encompassed a broad business practice including oil and gas transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, commercial arbitration, corporation law, environmental law, intellectual property law, employment law, and U.S. and European competition law. Particular accomplishments include (while away from DuPont, as a partner in the London office of Arnold & Porter from 1997-2000), drafting a Law on Enterprises for Bosnia-Herzegovina and arranging the first private financing in that country after the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and (in-house at Conoco, then a subsidiary of DuPont), the acquisition of a 49% interest in the Czech Refining Company, negotiation of long term gas sales agreements for the North Sea Britannia field, and the construction of the UK-Belgium Gas Interconnector pipeline. He served as General Counsel of Invista Inc. (a DuPont subsidiary) until its sale to Koch Industries in 2004 and of DuPont Dow Elastomers, subsequently, DuPont Performance Elastomers, from 2005-2010. He graduated with First Class Honours in Law from Cambridge University in England (1972) and with distinction from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1974) and is admitted as an English barrister (1974) and solicitor (1997), attorney (New York) and Special Legal Consultant (DC). In 2011, he co-authored, with Omari Scott Simmons of Wake Forest School of Law, an article on the in-house counsel role: Innkeepers: A unifying theory of the In-House Counsel Role, Seton Hall Law Review. He also teaches European Union law at Villanova University Law School and is the co-author of The Constitutional Law of the European Union, now in its 3rd edition, published by LexisNexis (2012).