Professional Background

Jim Boeckman

Jim Boeckman has practiced business law for almost twenty-five years, at major law firms in Austin and Dallas, as in-house counsel at high-tech companies in Austin, Dallas and Australia, and currently as a solo practitioner. He has extensive international and cross-cultural experience. He has been listed in Texas Super Lawyers and profiled by Texas Lawyer in "Up-and-Coming Texas In-Housers."

From 2002 through 2008, Jim Boeckman was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Toppan Photomasks, Inc., formerly known as DuPont Photomasks, Inc. At DuPont Photomasks, a NASDAQ company with manufacturing operations in seven countries, Boeckman advised senior management on a wide variety of legal and strategic issues, including general business, joint ventures, securities, litigation, employment, privacy, compliance, licensing and intellectual property matters. In 2004-2005, Boeckman led the legal team in negotiations with Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., a $14 billion printing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, for the acquisition of DPMI. After the $650 million transaction closed in 2005, the company was renamed Toppan Photomasks, Inc.

Prior to joining DuPont Photomasks, Boeckman was a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 1997 to 2002, in the Austin office. His practice focused on general corporate matters, with an emphasis on technology-related projects and companies.

Previously Boeckman was in-house counsel at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in increasingly senior positions from 1990 through 1997. He served for several years as Senior Regional Counsel for EDS Asia-Pacific, based in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining EDS, he was an associate in the corporate section at Locke Purnell Rain Harrell in Dallas, Texas and O'Connor Cavanagh in Phoenix.


Jim Boeckman received his law degree with high honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 1986. He was a member of the Texas Law Review, Chancellors, and Order of the Coif.

He graduated summa cum laude from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, with a B.A. in accounting in 1983.

Jim Boeckman is married to Nancy Boeckman, and they have two teenage daughters, Taylor and Solana.

Jim grew up in Springfield, Missouri, but came to Austin as soon as he could, inspired by his grandmother's passion for all things Texan, including the Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers (his grandparents both were native Texans and graduated from UT).

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