Founder and Senior Partner
Clifford Law Offices PC
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Jim joined Alliant Energy in 2010 as Vice President and General Counsel. In 2014, he was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In February of 2015, Jim was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.
From 2003 to 2010, he served as Vice President and Corporate General Counsel for Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Corporation. Prior to Joining Alliant Energy, Jim also worked in a number of roles for Qwest Communications International, Inc., from 1995 through 2003. Prior to Qwest, Jim was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, and previously he served as a Law Clerk for a Federal District Court Judge. Before going to law school, Jim worked in the marketing departments as a Market Analyst for the SOO Line Railroad and the Burlington Northern Railroad.
Jim received a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Colorado in 1983 and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law Center in 1990, where he graduated cum laude.
Jim is a current member of the board for the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Urban League of Greater Madison.
Bringing together the distinguished members of the Best Lawyers Advisory Board for discussions about management of law firms and in-house legal departments.
May 11 - 12, 2016
Event Starts at 1:00 PM
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023