James Blick – The Judge

James Blick, is one of the principals of The Judge Group, a global litigation finance and insurance provider, and the head of the company’s US operations.With over a decade of experience in litigation finance, James has structured bespoke litigation funding arrangements in numerous jurisdictions and across a wide range of dispute types, including international arbitration (both commercial and investment treaty), intellectual property, group litigation, securities actions, competition and antitrust, Qui Tam, and award enforcement.

An acknowledged expert in the field, James is a regular speaker on the topic of litigation funding at conferences and events around the world, such as CDR, HNBA, R3, IBC IP Dispute Resolution Conferences, IP Dealmakers Forum, Swedish Arbitration Association and the Madrid Court of Arbitration events. His conversations have been shared on global social media forums and he regularly contributes to and is quoted in legal and industry publications, including New York Law Journal, Inside Counsel Magazine, American Lawyer and Bloomberg Big Law. James was recognized by The Lawyer magazine as a ‘Star Legal Writer’ in their Awards Shortlist edition for his article ‘The Price of Victory: The Litigation Funding Process’

James co-authored a chapter on Dispute Funding in the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force Report on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration.

James’ expert evidence on the commercial terms of a third party funding arrangement was accepted by the Tribunal in the Norscot Rig Management Pvt Limited v Essar Oilfields Services Limited case, in which the award in favour of Norscot included the cost of the litigation funding arrangement. The award was upheld by the English court in Essar Oilfields Services Limited v Norscot Rig Management PVT Limited [2016] EWHC 2361 (Comm).
Prior to joining The Judge in 2008, James worked for an insurance company which was subsequently acquired by a major litigation funder, where he handled complex and large loss litigation claims.
James is a licensed property, casualty and surplus lines insurance broker.

James holds a BA from Royal Holloway University of London, a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Sussex and completed the LPC at Guildford College of Law.


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