Jim Cross

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Travis Street 600
Houston 77002 TX US

Jim Cross is Counsel in the Firm’s Corporate Department, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions. Jim represents private equity firms and corporations in a variety of public and private acquisitions and divestitures, particularly in the energy sector related to power and infrastructure projects.

  • Jim’s representative experience has included:
  • EQT Infrastructure in its acquisition of Lumos Networks Corp. and its majority investment in Spirit Communications
  • First Reserve in its partnership with Hoover Container Solutions, its acquisition of Navigator Energy Services and its acquisition of Dominion Energy’s 50% interest in Blue Racer Midstream
  • Funds advised by The Invus Group in its equity investment in Cava Group ITT Corporation in its $11.8 billion separation into three publicly traded companies
  • New Mountain Capital in its affiliate’s $1.3 billion partnership with the management of AmWINS Group

Jim received his J.D., with high distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2008 where he was a member of the Iowa Law Review. He received his B.M., summa cum laude, from the University of Akron in 2005.


  • University of Iowa College of Law, 2008 J.D.
    • with high distinction; Iowa Law Review
  • University of Akron, 2005 B.M.
    • summa cum laude


  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association


  • Texas 2014
  • New York 2009


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