O’Melveny Worldwide

James Midkiff is a corporate associate in O’Melveny’s San Francisco office. James specializes in complex transactions, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions across key industries including Technology, Crypto and Blockchain, and Energy.

  • Represented Coinbase in its acquisition of FairX, a CFTC-regulated derivatives exchange or Designated Contract Market.
  • Represented a portfolio company of a San Francisco-based private equity firm in its definitive agreement to acquire a North American manufacturer of envelopes and custom labels.


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Texas


  • George Washington University, J.D.
  • Washington University in St Louis, B.A., Finance and History

Professional Activities

Judicial Internships

  • Texas First Court of Appeals
  • New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division