HEAD OF LITIGATION FINANCE, PRETIUM PARTNERS
Charles D. Schmerler is Senior Managing Director and Head of Litigation Finance at Pretium Partners, a $40 billion alternative asset management firm based in New York. Before joining Pretium, he was a litigation partner at the global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was involved in litigation finance for over a decade representing clients, funders and the firm. He has represented institutional clients as lead counsel in high stakes trials, litigation and arbitration around the United States and internationally.
Mr. Schmerler served as a member of the nine person American Bar Association 20/20 Ethics Commission working group on alternative litigation finance that drafted the ABA’s 2012 white paper on litigation funding. He has spoken and published frequently on litigation finance for over a decade and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center on Civil Litigation at NYU Law School’s dispute resolution library. He is the author of a treatise on international insolvency and restructuring and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.