James Lawson

James Lawson is CEO and a member of the Board of Directors at AdTheorent, a digital advertising leader using advanced machine learning technology and solutions to deliver real-world value for advertisers and marketers. As CEO, James is focused on continuing the company’s aggressive growth, innovation and technology leadership. James has been a part of AdTheorent since its inception, serving in different executive capacities including General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. During James’ tenure, the company has grown from a new startup to an established market leader with 13 offices in the U.S. and Canada, 200 employees and more than $100M in revenue.

James is an attorney and entrepreneur and has served as General Counsel and executive level management to several VC-backed and publicly traded companies. Prior to joining AdTheorent, he co-founded Augme Mobile in 2008, after which he served as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for publicly traded Augme Technologies, Inc.

Before turning his focus to technology ventures and emerging businesses, James was a Partner in the Washington, DC office of the law firm McDermott, Will, Emery, LLP, where he represented Fortune 100 companies and growing businesses in both litigation and corporate counseling capacities. James is also a Managing Partner of Mogility Capital, one of the initial investors in AdTheorent.

James is a graduate of Bucknell University (1994) and Loyola University Chicago School of Law (1997).