2020 speakers

Aaron Katz


Aaron co-founded Parabellum Capital and serves as Chief Investment Officer and Managing Principal. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Aaron is a recognized leader in the U.S. commercial litigation finance market. Before starting Parabellum, Aaron co-founded its predecessor, the Legal Risk Strategies & Finance business at Credit Suisse. He developed many of the innovative investment structures that are considered mainstream today. Previously, Aaron spent sixteen years practicing litigation at both the trial and appellate levels at major firms, including Davis Polk & Wardwell and DLA Piper, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan and clerked for the Honorable Anita Brody, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Aaron received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the Yeshiva University and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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 litigations and arbitrations in the US, other common law jurisdictions, and international arbitration fora. 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 manages both separate accounts and pooled private equity vehicles for institutional 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.

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