James D. Small III

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James D. Small III , Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

James D. Small III is the Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for International Seaways. He has nearly 30 years of experience advising on transactional, governance and other matters.



Before assuming his current role, James served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Overseas Shipholding Group, a position he assumed in March 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Small was a counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where his practice focused on corporate and financing transactions, U.S. securities law matters in U.S. and international capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. Mr. Small also advised companies on corporate governance matters, and co-authored numerous articles on disclosure practices, securities law and corporate governance. While at Cleary, Mr. Small was recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for his capital markets practice.



James joined Cleary Gottlieb in 1996, became counsel in 2008, and worked in the firm’s New York, London and Hong Kong offices. Prior starting his legal career, Mr. Small worked from 1990 to 1993 as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency.



Mr. Small received a J.D. (with distinction) from Stanford Law School in 1996, where he was the Senior Editor (Ombudsperson) of the Stanford Law Review and a member of the Stanford Journal of International Law. Mr. Small graduated with a B.A. in Astrophysics and Political Science from Williams College in 1990. He is a member of the Bar in New York.