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David J. Kerstein

David Kerstein

As Chief Risk Officer and Senior Investment Manager at Validity Dave brings unparalleled experience helping clients and law firms mitigate litigation risks with innovative funding models.

Prior to joining Validity, Dave was an Investment Manager for four years for a leading litigation finance company. In addition to designing financial solutions to litigation, Dave provides strategic advice in cases funded by Validity. With fifteen years experience handling complex commercial disputes at Gibson Dunn, Dave has litigated on behalf of both plaintiffs, for whom he has recovered substantial sums, and defendants, for whom he has achieved trial court victories or favorable outcomes. He also possesses extensive experience across jurisdictions, having tried cases in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels across the US and internationally.

Dave earned his J.D. from Penn Law where he was a Toll Scholar, and his B.A. in diplomatic history from UPenn, where he was a BFScholar.

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