Chief Risk Officer
Julia Gewolb is responsible for managing risk within Validity’s investment portfolio. Drawing on her years of experience in litigation and funding, Julia created and implemented Validity’s robust underwriting policies and oversees the development and monitoring of risk metrics for both funded cases and new investments. In addition, Julia is responsible for managing Validity’s underwriting team and underwriting risk on individual investments. She also actively advises Validity on its broader strategic direction.
Prior to Validity, Julia was legal counsel at Bentham IMF, where she was tasked with formalizing underwriting standards for the U.S. office. Before that, Julia was a litigator at Boies Schiller Flexner, where her practice included antitrust, intellectual property, securities, contracts, trusts and estates, and constitutional law. Julia has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants at trial. In 2015, Super Lawyers Magazine named Julia a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation. Julia has also been named among Lawdragon’s “Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance” and selected by Who’s Who Legal as a “Thought Leader in Third Party Funding.”
Julia received her J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was managing editor of the New York University Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif, and her B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Julia also clerked for Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.