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Jim Cowie - Executive Bio 


Jim Cowie

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
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Jim Cowie is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Cadence.

Cowie is responsible for Cadence worldwide legal operations, covering matters such as commercial transactions, corporate governance, employment, export compliance, finance, government affairs, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and stock administration activities. Under his leadership, his organization deploys professionals in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Japan and North America.

Cowie, who has been with Cadence since 2000, most recently served as Corporate Vice President - Business Development and Associate General Counsel, a role in which he was responsible for the execution of Cadence's acquisitions, divestitures and other strategic transactions as well as being the company's lead lawyer for corporate and securities matters.

Before joining Cadence, Cowie was counsel for several divisions of National Data Corporation, a provider of health information services and electronic commerce solutions, and before that was an associate at Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta.

Cowie received his undergraduate degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from Duke University and his Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School. Before law school, he served four years of active duty in the United States Navy, the last 3 years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, leaving active service as a Lieutenant.