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James Norman Clayton, III

Hewlett Packard Company
Senior Managing Counsel--Americas ES
Plano, TX, USA

James Norman Clayton III

Work Experience:

Electronic Data Systems, LLC/Hewlett Packard (July 1991 to present) 

Senior Managing Counsel-Americas Enterprise Services; Responsibility for Enterprise Services (outsourcing and technology services agreements) in US and Canada with partial responsibility for Latin America; manages and supervises team of industry lead attorneys for respective industries in Americas ES; escalation point for issues; Responsibility for US Strategic Sales Center legal point of contact for strategic transactions of at least $100million.

Senior Counsel on Transaction Team; Legal point of contact and manager of legal team for US Americas SSC; negotiate and structure SSC deals and help supervise other attorneys on SSC deals to achieve consistency in terms and conditions; mentor contract negotiators. SSC is responsible for closing approximately $18b in transactions in the Americas since inception in 2004.

Business Partner to E.solutions business division within EDS; counseled and advised division executives; supervised transaction negotiators; created and edited deal templates for transactions; served as escalation point for negotiations

Lead attorney to Manufacturing Business Unit; worked all transactions from NDAs to mega-deals; counseled and advised SBU executives

Real Estate attorney; negotiated leases, services contracts and other real estate matters; counseled and advised executives within real estate group

Jackson, Walker LLC (1981 to 1991)

Partner/Associate  Oil and Gas; Real Estate; Banking (Lending and Finance)


Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge

Juris Doctorate 1981 (Graduated 24 of 196)
BS-Microbiology 1976

Oklahoma University

BBA-Petroleum Land Management 1978 (Dean's List 4 semesters)


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