MANAGING DIRECTOR & CO-CIO, OMNI BRIDGEWAY
Jim Batson is a Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer – US. He is also head of Omni Bridgeway’s New York office.
Jim also assists his fellow Omni Bridgeway Investment Managers and Legal Counsel with formulating deal terms and structures. He monitors a multi-million-dollar investment portfolio and leads the company’s corporate outreach initiative working with decision-makers and influencers involved in legal, risk and capital management seeking non-recourse financing for commercial lawsuits. Before joining Omni Bridgeway in 2014, Jim held roles as Chief Operating Officer and Consultant for two commercial litigation finance companies.
Jim serves as a strategic partner, providing consultation on cases from initial review through final resolution. His guidance is drawn from 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer and senior partner with a prestigious plaintiff’s law firm that brought many of its cases on a contingent-fee basis. An accomplished litigator, Jim represented the plaintiff in Zubulake v. UBS Warburg, a case widely regarded as redefining parties’ e-discovery obligations in litigation. Jim proves to be a valuable resource for lawyers appearing in various jurisdictions. He has tried cases in federal and state court and before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, FINRA and the Chicago Board of Trade. He also handled regulatory proceedings before the SEC, the NYSE and FINRA.
Jim frequently speaks about litigation finance at conferences, law firm seminars and other events. Jim received a B.A. in Economics and English from Cornell University, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Fordham University School of Business. He has also been recognized in the 2020 and 2021 Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Third Party Funding Guide.