Tim has degrees from Stetson University (BA), University of Georgia School of Law (JD cum laude), The London School of Economics (LLM) and a diploma from The Hague Academy of International Law.
Thomas Jones is a seasoned lawyer whose practice has spanned 4 continents and over 25 countries. Tom is a derivatives, capital markets and structured finance specialist whose work has focused on developing innovative financing structures and solutions to cover a broad range of asset classes. He has advised numerous clients on litigation involving financial transactions and valuation disputes. He spent more than 15 years as a partner at Allen & Overy building successful practices in both London and Hong Kong. As a derivatives and structured finance specialist, Tom has advised clients around the world in how to take, manage and mitigate risk.
Tom has a BA (Honors) from The Ohio State University, a JD (Honors) from the University of Texas Law School, and a MA from Kings College, London.
Breaking the chains (Litigation Funding, Feb 2020)
Tom has degrees from The University of Georgia (BA and JD with high honors, Order of the Coif).
Louise obtained her law degree from Leeds University in 2004.
Senior Underwriting Advisor
Neil has degrees from Yale University (BA) and the University of California School of Law in Berkeley (JD).
Senior Strategic Advisor
Bill is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. He achieved the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is a former member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Senior Strategic Advisor
His experience in litigation finance dates back to 2007 when he led the IPO of Juridica Investments Limited – the first major UK listed litigation financing company – and thereafter acted as the CFO of its fund manager in the US. Since then he has acted as a director of a corporate finance boutique (Stafford Corporate Consulting) and CFO of a listed financier of art dealers (Scholium Group plc).
Simon completed the CFA Program in 2005 and has an honours degree majoring in pure mathematics and philosophy from the University of Cape Town (2001).
Leigh Wilkes has been with SD Investment Advisors for four years. She began her career on Capitol Hill as a Press Relations Aide to Senator Strom Thurmond, then went on to positions in marketing, sales and public affairs with international associations and major corporations.
Leigh has a degree from Columbia College (BA).