James Westra


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Managing Partner and Chief Legal Officer
Advent International Corporation, Boston
Joined Advent in 2011


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Jim Westra joined Advent International in 2011 and serves as the firm’s Chief Legal Officer.

Prior to joining Advent, he was a Partner with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP,  where he served on the management committee and was Co-Head of the global private equity practice. Jim has represented private equity firms and their portfolio companies for over 30 years, and has worked on many transactions, involving  public and private companies, in both the US and numerous other countries.  Jim has also represented the boards of directors of public companies in connection with strategic transactions.


Jim graduated with an AB degree from Harvard College, and received a JD from Boston University.

James Westra