Jim is an experienced attorney with more than twenty years of practice in the areas of insurance-linked securities, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, general corporate matters, insurance regulatory issues and life settlements.
Jim serves clients in all aspects of insurance-linked securities and insurance capital markets. He has performed extensive work in the areas of licensing, regulatory compliance, fund-structuring and portfolio acquisitions.
Jim was a partner in the Insurance Group of the Atlanta-based law firm Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, and he is the only attorney in private practice who has actually run a life settlements company. Jim spent four years as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Acting Chief Operating Officer of a leading life settlement provider company where he was responsible for all compliance and legal matters, including interpretation of legislative and regulatory requirements and compliance with securities law.
He was also a senior associate at a Paul Hastings, where he practiced in the areas of securities and mergers and acquisitions. Jim also served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Jim is a frequent presenter on topics related to the life settlement industry. He is the previous Deputy Chairman of the European Life Settlement Association and was recently elected as Chairman of the Board of the Life Insurance Settlement Association, the oldest and largest association representing the life settlement industry.