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Who is Validity?

Founded by legal finance pioneer Ralph Sutton, the team at Validity is dedicated to solving problems by taking risks and offering strategic help. We are passionately committed to the success of our clients and to a transformed US legal system.

Meet the Team

Validity Team

Ralph Sutton, Litigation Finance Pioneer, Validity Finance FounderRalph J. Sutton
Founder & CEO
New York

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646 798 7168  office

Laina Hammond, Investment Manager HeadshotLaina Hammond
Managing Director, Senior Investment Officer
Houston

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346 214 2165 office

David J. Kerstein
Managing Director, Senior Investment Officer
New York

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646 517 2789 direct
646 798 7168 general

Allen Fagin
Board Member & Senior Advisor
New York

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646 798 7168 office

Julia Gewolb
Chief Risk Officer
New York / Denver

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646 798 7168  office

Lisa K. Olney
Chief Brand Officer
New York

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646 993 9954

William C. Marra
Investment Manager
New York

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646 798 7168 office
646 642 3479 mobile

Nicole Silver
Investment Manager
Washington D.C.

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202 931 7459 office

Wendie Childress
Investment Advisor
Houston

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346 214 2165 office

Jim Amend
Investment Advisor
Chicago

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646 798 7168 office

Joshua J. Libling
Director of Risk Analytics
New York

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646 798 7168 office

Mark Chen
Portfolio Counsel
Los Angeles

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323 746 1671 office

Ronit Cohen
Portfolio Counsel
New York

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646 798 7168 office

Michelle Eber
Portfolio Counsel
Houston

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346 214 2165 office

Sarah E. Williams
Portfolio Counsel
Houston

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346 214 2165 office

Jason Listhaus
General Counsel
New York

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646 798 7168 office

Abe Sutton
Corporate Counsel
New York

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646 798 7168

Eli Schulman
Senior Advisor
Tel Aviv

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1 646 798 7168 office
972 54 681 2650 mobile

Jordan Aily, Small headshotJordan Aily
Director of Finance and Operations
New York, NY

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646 798 7168 office

Kyle Kokawski
Legal Finance Analyst
New York

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646 798 7168

Tess Mills
Adminstrative Director
New York

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646 798 7168

Nikki Cooper
Administrative Assistant
Houston

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281 936 0048

Investment Committee

John Gleeson
Investment Committee Member
New York
Henry L. Jones, Jr.
Investment Committee Member
Washington DC
Glenn Miller
Investment Committee Member
New York
Jim Schink
Investment Committee Member
Chicago

Board of Directors

Allen Fagin
Board Member & Senior Advisor
New York

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646 798 7168 office

Joyce Slocum
Board Member
Dallas
Jonathan Bilzin
Board Member
New York
Mike Carpenter
Board Member
New York
Dewey Shay
Board Member
New York