New Role Deepens Sourcing and Underwriting Capabilities, Establishes West-Coast Presence
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Parabellum Capital LLC (“Parabellum”), a leader in commercial litigation finance, today announced the appointment of Jiamie Chen as Director of Investment Initiatives, a newly created position that strengthens the firm’s origination and underwriting of new investment relationships in strategically significant sectors. She will be based in San Francisco.
“Jiamie has an incredibly impressive background and entrepreneurial character. With experience as a plaintiffs’ and defense-side antitrust attorney and as a federal prosecutor, she is ideally positioned to target and develop strategic initiatives,” said Aaron Katz, Parabellum’s Chief Investment Officer.
“I’m honored to join a team that continues to lead the commercial litigation finance field through a focus on true alignment,” said Ms. Chen. “It’s an exciting time to join this fast-growing industry. Litigation finance today is brimming with opportunities to leverage my affirmative litigation experience to develop new strategies that innovate the business of law.”
Ms. Chen joins from the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, where she specialized in complex litigation. Her experience there included work on the EpiPen antitrust and RICO multidistrict litigation (MDL), the Capacitors price-fixing antitrust litigation, and the UFC monopoly and monopsony litigation. She previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney and as the designated Department of Justice Financial Crimes Task Force prosecutor for the District of Nevada, focusing in high-dollar financial crimes. Ms. Chen also previously served as judicial law clerk for Chief Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. She began her legal career in the antitrust and white-collar defense practices at White & Case LLP.
Ms. Chen is an active member of various professional associations. In addition to serving on the California Lawyers Association Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section’s Executive Committee, Ms. Chen is the Co-Chair of the Women’s Committee and a member of the Mentorship Program for the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area; the Regional Director for the Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni Association; a Board Member of the Dartmouth Club of Greater San Francisco; and a member of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section and the Bar Association of San Francisco. She is also a Barrister member of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court in San Francisco.
Ms. Chen received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as Symposium Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, and her B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College. She has published several expert commentaries on litigation matters and is a lead chapter author of an upcoming ABA Antitrust Section treatise on expert witnesses and Daubert practice.
About Parabellum Capital
Parabellum Capital is a leading financier of commercial and intellectual property litigation. Its principals pioneered the commercial litigation funding market in the United States and remain on the forefront of shaping the asset class as the industry evolves. Parabellum is a trusted financial partner to claimholders and law firms for a wide array of litigation matters in the US, other common law jurisdictions, and international arbitration forums. Founded in 2012, Parabellum’s team includes legal and financial professionals with backgrounds at major law firms, investment banks, accounting firms, and the federal government. Parabellum principals previously founded the Legal Risk Strategies and Finance group at the global investment bank Credit Suisse.
Parabellum manages both separate accounts and pooled private equity vehicles for institutional and high net worth investors globally. Based in New York, Parabellum’s team has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the commercial litigation arena. Areas of focus include commercial disputes, antitrust, intellectual property infringement, trade secret misappropriation, bankruptcy and special situations. For more information, visit www.parabellumcap.com.
Edmund Skowronek, Sloane & Co.