David J. Kerstein is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel with Bentham IMF’s New York office. Dave acts as a resource for companies and individuals seeking to mitigate risk or achieve their business objectives with non-recourse funding of commercial lawsuits. He also helps law firms use portfolios of litigation as collateral for financing.
Dave has fifteen years of experience in complex commercial litigation, including representing clients in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels in a variety of matters across the United States and internationally in cases involving breach of contract, fraud and securities fraud, corporate control contests, trade secrets, employment disputes and other matters. He has represented both plaintiffs, for whom he has recovered substantial sums or injunctive relief, and defendants, for whom he has achieved trial court victories or favorable outcomes.
Dave earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1999 where he graduated as a Toll Scholar, and his B.A. from the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and received a degree in diplomatic history.