James McGettrick

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

James McGettrick

James McGettrick


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James McGettrick joined the Washington, DC office in 2016. As of counsel in Norton Rose Fulbright's Washington, DC office, Jim's practice is focused on public finance and tax. He has developed and carried out financings for many public projects, including preparing necessary legislation, creating special tax entities, negotiating all aspects of projects and accompanying plans of finance, and defending projects and financial plans in court. His experience also includes property taxation, other appellate litigation, and negotiating a broad range of contracts and settlements. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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LL.M, with distinction, Georgetown University, 1991
JD, American University, 1974
BS, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1971

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Responsible for developing and financing major public facilities, including a $6 billion public transportation project and a $0.5 billion highway improvement project
  • Counsel to industrial development authority for financing health facilities
  • Counsel to community development authority for large retail and residential redevelopment project
  • Successfully litigated in state and federal courts, principally on financial, tax, and regulatory compliance issues
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Local Government Attorneys, of Virginia, Inc. ("LGA")
  • Bar of U.S. Supreme Court
  • Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • US District Courts for Nevada and for the Eastern District of Virginia