Chief Executive Officer
Howie co-founded Parabellum Capital and serves as Chief Executive Officer. He leads the firm’s overall strategic direction, new business initiatives, fund risk management, and capital raising. He is also a member of the Investment Committee. Chambers and Partners notes that "he is recognised in the market as 'an innovator in this asset class and one of the top people in the space.'"
Before co-founding Parabellum, Howie was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse for fifteen years. In 2006, he co-founded the Legal Risk Strategies & Finance business at Credit Suisse, which was the first institutional commercial litigation finance business of its kind, and which was spun off the bank’s platform as Parabellum Capital. Howie was a senior manager within the bank’s Leveraged Finance business and a member of the Global Credit Products Operating Committee. He also served as Head of Special Situations, responsible for developing niche strategies and new accretive businesses for the group, especially in unique, developing asset classes.
Before joining the Bank, Howie practiced securities, bankruptcy and transactional law at the firms of Dewey Ballantine; Richards, Spears, Kibbe & Orbe; and Mandel & Esbin.
Howie received his B.A., phi beta kappa, magna cum laude, from Columbia College and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Tel: (212) 726-2645
Chief Investment Officer
Aaron co-founded Parabellum Capital and serves as Chief Investment Officer. 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 Yeshiva University and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Tel: (212) 726-2641
Chief Operating Officer
David has responsibility for the firm’s finance, investor relations, compliance, technology, and human resources functions. He is also a member of the Investment Committee.
David joined Parabellum after spending fourteen years at Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, David served in several roles, including COO for Fixed Income North Americas Sales, Chief of Staff for Global Recruiting, and global head of Goldman Sachs University for the Securities Division. Prior to joining Goldman, David served as Deputy Executive Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was a member of the Chief of Staff’s office for Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.
David received his A.B. with High Distinction and Highest Honors from the University of Michigan, and his M.P.P. from Harvard University.
Tel: (212) 726-2643
Director of Underwriting and Data Science Strategies, Corporate Counsel
Angela is responsible for the analysis, due diligence, and evaluation of merits and risks across all of Parabellum’s investments. She also leads the effort in the integration of cognitive and advanced analytic levers to provide data-driven insights for litigation outcome analysis. Angela has been recognized as a “Thought Leader in Third-Party Funding” by Who's Who Legal and one of “Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance” by Lawdragon. She frequently speaks on legal tech and litigation finance at conferences held worldwide. Prior to joining Parabellum, Angela was a senior litigator in private practice specializing in complex IP and commercial disputes. With well over a decade of experience representing clients at the trial and appellate levels, Super Lawyers recognized her as among the Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area and a Rising Star in IP Litigation for multiple consecutive years. Moreover, for her life-changing work with veterans, she received the prestigious Jeremy G. Epstein Award from the New York City Bar Justice Center. Angela received her B.S. from M.I.T., with Department Honors, a M.P.H. from Yale University, and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health and the MIT Educational Council.
Tel: (212) 726-2646
Director of Portfolio Management
Moshe has responsibility for investment structuring and pricing, as well as portfolio risk assessment and management.
Prior to joining Parabellum, Moshe was a litigator at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, focusing on complex commercial litigation. Moshe has experience in a variety of noteworthy litigation and transactional matters involving the finance, entertainment, and aviation industries. He has represented clients at all stages of the litigation process, from initial claims assessment through discovery and dispositive motion practice, judgment enforcement, appeals, and settlement. Moshe previously worked at Citco Fund Services, where he valued portfolio assets for various multi-strategy hedge funds.
Moshe received his J.D from New York University School of Law, Order of the Coif and magna cum laude, his M.B.A in Finance from the Bar-Ilan School of Business, and his B.A. from Charter Oak State College. He is a CFA charterholder.
Tel: (212) 726-2649
Director of Special Situations
As Parabellum’s Director of Special Situations, Jarvis analyzes and sources distressed situations to find investment opportunities across complex corporate situations and capital structures.
Prior to joining Parabellum, Jarvis held roles as a distressed investing analyst at Knighthead Capital Management, LLC and Credit Suisse. He advised trading desks on market, valuation, and legal risk pertaining to investment and trading strategies. At Credit Suisse, Jarvis was also the key credit strategist in the bank’s bankruptcy claim trading activity, where he managed the transaction process from sourcing to settlement.
Jarvis previously served as a structured products specialist at JPMorgan, Société Générale, and Crédit Agricole. At JPMorgan, Jarvis was integral in building a product platform for highly customized structured notes that facilitated risk-taking across all asset classes with available derivative instruments. As a Vice President at Société Générale, he developed a strategy for trading options on bespoke correlation tranches. And as a Vice President at Crédit Agricole, Jarvis scaled the volume of the bank’s index correlation business, becoming the leading structured credit sales producer in North America in 2008 and transforming the bank into a full-service credit correlation dealer.
Jarvis received his B.S. and B.A. from Columbia University in the City of New York and his MBA from Columbia Business School. While an undergraduate, he was awarded the Bill Gates Scholarship and the Eisenhower Watch, given to the four-year varsity letterman graduating with the highest cumulative grade point average at Columbia University.
Tel: (212) 204-7912
Dai Wai Chin Feman
Director of Commercial Litigation Strategies and Corporate Counsel
Dai Wai is responsible for the development and execution of Parabellum's commercial litigation investment strategies. Recognized as one of 100 global leaders in legal finance by LawDragon, Dai Wai is a frequent speaker and writer on cutting-edge issues in the litigation finance industry.
Dai Wai is a member of the US Regional Committee of the International Legal Finance Association (ILFA), served as one of two industry members of the New York City Bar Association’s Litigation Funding Working Group, is a member of the New York City Bar Association's Professional Ethics Committee, and participated on the Uniform Law Commission's Third-Party Funding of Litigation Study Committee.
Prior to joining Parabellum, Dai Wai was a litigation partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where he specialized in commercial and antitrust litigation. Dai Wai has broad experience in complex disputes concerning breaches of contract, competition, tortious interference, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, licensing, rights of first refusal, shareholder oppression, soft intellectual property, and securities. He has advised and represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to closely-held family businesses through all phases of litigation, from case assessment through trial, appeal, and enforcement proceedings. While in private practice, Dai Wai was consistently named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business Litigation.
Dai Wai received his A.B., cum laude, from Georgetown University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is active in the Asian American Bar Association of New York, where he is a board member, Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and former Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee. He is also a Fellow of the New York City Bar Association Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Tel: (212) 726-2648
Director of Intellectual Property Investment Strategies and General Counsel
Sean is responsible for Parabellum’s investments in the intellectual property space. He also serves as the firm’s General Counsel. Sean is an experienced IP litigator, having represented both patent owners and accused infringers. Before joining Parabellum, Sean was senior litigation counsel at a leading patent licensing firm. Prior to that, he was patent litigator at WilmerHale, where he represented some of the largest technology and pharmaceutical companies in the world. While at WilmerHale, he litigated cases involving patents directed to a wide range of technologies, including semiconductors, unmanned aerial vehicles, and pharmaceutical purification processes. Sean began his career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Sean earned his joint J.D./LL.M. from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell Law Review. He received his B.A. from Boston College and his M.S. from the London School of Economics. Sean writes and speaks frequently on issues relating to patent litigation finance and is a member of the IAM Strategy 300.
Tel: (212) 726-2644
Director of Investment Initiatives
Jiamie is responsible for developing and analyzing strategic investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Parabellum, Jiamie was a litigator at the Joseph Saveri Law Firm in San Francisco, California, where she specialized in plaintiffs' side antitrust and complex litigation. Jiamie also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office in the District of Nevada, and as a law clerk to Chief Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. She previously practiced antitrust and white collar litigation at White & Case LLP and at Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel PLLC in Washington, D.C. Over ten years of practice, Jiamie has taken cases through all stages of litigation, including trial and appeal.
Jiamie graduated from Dartmouth College and University of Pennsylvania Law School. Jiamie is a Barrister member of the Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court and serves on the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association's Section of Antitrust, Privacy & UCL. Jiamie also co-chairs the Women's Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area. She authored "'No-Poach' Agreements as Sherman Act Violations: How We Got Here and Where We're Going" in Competition, the journal of the CLA Section of Antitrust, Privacy & UCL, and is co-lead chapter author of a forthcoming treatise of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section on Daubert practice in antitrust litigation.
Tel: (212) 204-7914
Director of International Arbitration and Litigation, Corporate Counsel
Claudia Linares is responsible for the development of Parabellum’s investments in international arbitration and litigation. She is civil and common law trained, speaks multiple languages, and has experience working with claimants and lawyers across the world.
Prior to joining Parabellum, Claudia was a Vice President at Tenor Capital Management, where she assessed and managed investments in international matters. Before entering the litigation finance space, Claudia specialized in international arbitration and energy matters at Fowler Rodriguez LLP. Her practice included complex transnational litigation, energy related disputes, and a wide range of transactional matters in the energy, infrastructure, and aeronautic industries.
Claudia previously served as counsel for the National Hydrocarbons Agency of Colombia and Chief Legal Officer of the “Bid Round Colombia 2012”, the bi-yearly international tender offered by Colombia, which resulted in the award of 49 oil and gas concessions and billions in foreign and domestic investment for the country. Her government experience also includes working for the Office of the Comptroller General and the Ministry of Finance of Colombia.
Claudia received her L.L.M. from Columbia Law School, J.D.s from Universidad Javeriana in Colombia and from Universidad del País Vasco in Spain, and a degree in Administrative Law from Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the Republic of Colombia. Claudia is a member for the Steering Committee of the Colombian chapter of Women in the Profession (WIP), the New York City Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Colombian – American Association, and the International Bar Association.
Chief Compliance Officer
John oversees the firm’s compliance program. Prior to joining Parabellum, John held roles as a credit analyst and trader for McGinty Road Partners and Varde Partners. At McGinty Road Partners, he was responsible for establishing trading relationships, deal sourcing, and underwriting. He was formerly a member of the US Corporate Credit team for Varde Partners and ultimately spent two years building the Asia business in Singapore. John previously served as a merger arbitrage analyst and trader at Deephaven Capital and SAC Capital / CR Intrinsic. He began his career with Piper Jaffray as part of the Investment Banking Department. John received his B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and his MBA from Columbia Business School, where he was part of the Value Investing Program.
Tel: (212) 726-2640
Marty advises on the origination, development, and marketing of commercial litigation financing solutions, including litigation arising out of bankruptcies and financial restructurings.
Marty practiced law for more than thirty years at leading global law firms and is a recognized expert in restructuring and insolvency related litigation. Prior to working at Parabellum as a Principal from 2014 to 2016, he was a partner at Linklaters LLP and head of the firm’s U.S Banking Department and U.S. Restructuring Group. He was also elected to the Linklaters International Board. Previously, Marty was a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he served as head of the New York Finance Department. He began his career at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Marty received his B.A. from Hampshire College and J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he served as Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review.
Tel: (646) 838-4746
Charles has origination and advisory roles within Parabellum’s commercial, bankruptcy, and special situations strategies. He is a recognized expert in comparative and cross-border insolvency and commercial law.
Charles practiced law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP from 1984-1986, taught at the Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa from 1986-1989, and taught at the University of Hong Kong from 1989-2005 before returning to the Richardson School of Law in early 2006, where he currently serves as the Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor in Business Law and the Director of the Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law (IAPBL). Over the last decade, he has also served as a part-time Senior Advisor at Dentons as well as Senior Counsel at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.
Charles has served as a consultant on many insolvency and commercial law reform and training projects sponsored by the World Bank, the IMF, the Asian Development Bank, the EBRD, and the OECD. He is an active member of the International Insolvency Institute and lectures on the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course. In addition, he serves as Co-Director of the Professional Diploma in Insolvency Course, which is organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Charles received his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, from Yale College, and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Tel: (212) 726-2640
Special Advisor for Data Science
Professor Dr. Andrew W. Torrance serves as Parabellum’s Special Advisor for Data Science. Professor Torrance is the Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he teaches and conducts research in patent law, intellectual property, innovation, and empirical, experimental, and big data approaches to the law. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1997, J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2000, and Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University (Canada) in 1991. He joined the University of Kansas School of Law in 2005 as Associate Professor. In 2009 he was named a Docking Faculty Scholar, a university-wide program that honors faculty members who have distinguished themselves in their early careers, and in 2011 he was promoted to tenured Full Professor. In 2008, Torrance served as a policy advisor to presidential candidate Barack H. Obama on his Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Committee. Professor Torrance formerly practiced biotechnology patent law at Fish & Richardson PC. He served as in-house patent counsel at Inverness Medical Innovations, a global biotechnology company with headquarters in Boston, and as the first in-house patent counsel at Stirling Medical Innovations, a cardiac diagnostics biotechnology company based in Scotland. Torrance served as Intellectual Property Counsel for Uhlig LLC from 2006 until 2017. He is a board member at several companies and nonprofit organizations. Torrance founded the annual Biolaw Conference, and co-founded the leading annual patent conference, PatCon.
Tel: (212) 726-2640
Director of Finance
David has responsibility for all finance, tax, budget, accounting, internal control, and audit matters.
Prior to joining Parabellum, David worked in public accounting for nine years specializing in financial services clients. He was a member of CohnReznick LLP’s commercial real estate tax group for over seven years, where he focused on compliance and consulting for real estate private equity funds and developers. David began his career at PwC.
David received his B.S. from the Yeshiva University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Tel: (212) 726-2647
Senior Associate Controller
Tina is responsible for budget, financials, and reporting. Prior to joining Parabellum, Tina spent 14 years as a fund accountant for hedge funds, mutual funds, and a variety of private equity funds. Most recently, Tina worked as the Associate Manager for the accounting administration team of SS&C Technologies, where she worked with both real estate and litigation finance funds. Tina received her B.S. in Finance from Rowan University.
Senior Associate Controller
Mary has responsibility for budget, financials, and reporting.
Prior to joining Parabellum in 2013, Mary worked as a controller for an asset manager and a family office, both of which had significant onshore and offshore assets under management. Mary also served in various roles at WestLB and Citigroup.
Mary received her B.B.A. from Baruch College with Honors and her M.S. in Accounting at SUNY Old Westbury.
Tel: (212) 726-2642
Ben has responsibility for tax, budget, and accounting matters. Prior to joining Parabellum, Ben worked in public accounting for over three years. He began his career at Mazars USA LLP, specializing in tax compliance for real estate management and development companies. Ben received his B.S. from Yeshiva University and has passed all four parts of the CPA Exam.
Tel: (212) 204-7913
Investor Relations Analyst
Harry focuses on investor relations and LP documentation. Prior to working with Parabellum, Harry was an executive recruiter in the digital advertising space as well as a marketing consultant. Harry received his B.A. from New York University, where he was a member of Phi Eta Sigma and the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Tel: (212) 726-2640
Katie focuses on office management and operations. Before joining Parabellum, Katie was a marketing coordinator at Hines. Katie was also a patent administrative assistant at MIT’s Technology Licensing Office and assisted Harvard Law School in organizing its first arts festival in 2017. Katie received her B.A. from the University of Southern California and her M.A. from Emerson College.
Tel: (212) 726-2640