Omni Bridgeway Expands Team of U.S.-Based Investment Professionals

Omni Bridgeway (formerly known in the United States as Bentham IMF) is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its U.S. investment team to meet its growth in the world’s most dynamic legal finance market. In addition to adding four new investment professionals, we are delighted to announce the promotion of four team members who have been key players in our US team.


In New York, former partner of Kirkland & Ellis LLP Ian Spain joined Omni Bridgeway as an investment manager and legal advisor, bringing with him over a decade of experience in complex litigation. Chris Citro, also formerly of Kirkland, joined the team as legal counsel with experience specializing in patent litigation (including ITC matters) and other intellectual property litigation. In Los Angeles, former Pillsbury Winthrop lawyer Shaw Pitman Justin Brossier comes on board as an associate investment manager and legal advisor, where his extensive litigation experience will enable him to identify strong investment opportunities as well as provide sound strategic advice to Omni Bridgeway’s internal investment committee and external stakeholders. And in Houston, Raj Duvvuri joined as an investment manager and legal advisor. A Harvard Law School graduate with close ties to the Houston market, Raj began his career with leading law firms such as Baker Botts. Most recently, Raj served as General Counsel for Atlas Operating LLC and its subsidiaries, a private energy and real estate conglomerate known for operating oil and gas assets and commercial properties in the United States. United and Canada. His unique combination of law firm and in-house skills and expertise will be essential as the funding opportunities for the company’s corporate and law firm portfolio continue to grow in size and number.

“Omni Bridgeway is the gold standard in this industry, and I am honored and thrilled to join the organization,” said Justin. Likewise, Raj remarked that “Omni Bridgeway has an unrivaled reputation in the finance industry and is at an exciting time in its development. I am delighted to join the team.

Additionally, Omni Bridgeway is delighted to announce the promotion of the following investment professionals, all of whom have demonstrated excellent judgment and advice on potential opportunities and funded investments. They have expertly managed multiple funded cases throughout their lifecycle and have assisted Omni Bridgeway in its growth and expansion into new areas of legal finance, from private equity to insolvency and arbitration. international. Advancement to the position of Investment Manager and Legal Counsel is Amy geise in Houston and John Harabedian in Los Angeles. Both Sarah Jacobson in New York and Nilufar Hossain in San Francisco are promoted Associate Investment Manager and Legal Counsel. “All of these team members have proven to be great assets. Moving them up the ranks is not only a recognition of all their hard work and dedication to maintaining Omni Bridgeway as a go-to funder in the United States, it also demonstrates our commitment to promoting deserving people to the world. ‘interior,’ said the investment director of the United States. Allison chock.

On recent hires and promotions, Andre Saker, Managing Director and CEO of Omni Bridgeway and Chief Strategy Officer, notes that “the expansion of the US investment group is a direct result of the demand we are seeing in the market for legal finance products and also shows our progress. and our execution on, our growth strategy in the United States to remain a leading funder for regional and global litigation funding. Keep an eye on this space; we’re just getting started.

ABOUT OMNI BRIDGEWAY

Omni Bridgeway is a global leader in financing and legal risk management, with expertise in civil and common law legal and collection systems, and with operations around the world. Omni Bridgeway provides litigation financing from inception through execution and post-judgment recovery. Since 1986, it has drawn up a record of financing disputes and enforcement proceedings.

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