Our seasoned team is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the significant and immediate need for law firm case portfolio credit products. Our senior management has over 100 years of combined litigation, investment, and risk management experience.  We have successfully financed claims for clients in excess of $3B in recoveries, as well as having structured, transacted, and managed investments, financing and derivatives in excess of $100B.

John J. Sicilian, J.D., Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

With more than thirty years of legal and investment experience in large, complex transactions, John has provided leadership and expertise on investments in the travel, transportation, restaurant, entertainment and telecommunications sectors. He has served on boards of directors for numerous travel and transportation related companies, both public and private, including Pan American World Airways, ARINC, AgentWare, OneTravel, Jetstream Aviation Management and Eastern Airlines.

Prior to co-founding BKAM, John served as Chief Investment Officer of Juridica Asset Management. Before joining Juridica, he co-founded 1848 Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Previously he served from 1995 to 2002 as Chairman and President of reorganized Eastern Airlines and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the company from 1990 to 1994.

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William H. Yuen, M.B.A., Chief Executive & Risk Officer 

A co-founder of Brickell Key Asset Management, Bill served from 2012 to 2016 as the Chief Operating & Risk Officer of Juridica Asset Management, which recruited him to enhance the financial, operating and risk processes at the fund.

Bill has more than three decades of investment and risk management in senior strategic roles at a number of multinational public companies as well as private investment institutions. Over the course of his career, he has spearheaded dozens of due diligence undertakings and post acquisition integrations.

Bill co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer at Alpha Financial Technologies, a financial engineering and product development company with over US$2 billion in assets linked to its strategies.

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Thomas Moore, J.D., M.P.P, Managing Director, Underwriting

Tom joined BKAM in 2014, bringing three decades of experience at a multinational law firm, significant expertise serving as a director at a major trial support and jury consulting firm and, after a federal district court clerkship, six years as a senior prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

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Lea Souza-Rasile, J.D., Managing Director, Underwriting

Lea has nearly three decades of experience counseling multinational clients operating in the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia in a range of sectors and on a wide variety of transactions and in complex commercial litigation disputes. She has represented clients in a variety of forums including adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, arbitrations, and bench and jury trials in state and federal court.

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Ronald S. Borod, J.D., Managing Director, Structuring and Product Development

Ron joined BKAM in 2017. His long legal career has included more than two decades of extensive work in securitization and structured finance, establishing his reputation as a thought leader in the creation of innovative structures and financial products. His practice at the international law firm DLA Piper and, previously, at Brown Rudnick LLP, focused on assisting issuers and underwriters in designing and implementing securitization programs involving non-traditional assets.

Ron created the original legal structure for securitizing the legal fee awards received by various law firms who represented the states in litigation against the major tobacco companies which resulted in the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement, and has served as lead counsel on over 11 public and private asset-backed securities transactions aggregating approximately $1 Billion of securities collateralized by over $3 Billion  of nominal tobacco fee award payments. Ron has also represented an affiliate of Juridica Asset Management in structuring a program to finance other cash flows arising from the Master Settlement Agreement, has represented Juridica in closing litigation claim financing transactions and has represented another litigation funding client in structuring a finance facility to leverage a portfolio of litigation cases.

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Stephen McMullin, M.A., L.L.M., Director, Underwriting & Structuring

Stephen joined BKAM in 2014, bringing with him a hybrid legal and finance background. His work at BKAM centers on the diligence and closing of inbound deal flow. Stephen’s involvement spans the full length of the deal lifecycle including structuring, evaluating merits /damages, modeling and closing investments. Since the raising of BKAM single client mandate in 2014, Stephen has closed seventeen bespoke litigation backed financings for an aggregate deployment of over $200 million.

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Elizabeth Shealy, J.D., Director, Underwriting

Elizabeth works directly with BKAM’s General Counsel and the management team in structuring, drafting and closing investment transactions; she also contributes to the development and implementation of policies and practices of the firm and its related entities.

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Mark Broadwater, Chief Compliance Officer

Mark has been with BKAM since its inception and works with the management team on all compliance and operations matters. He contributes to the firm’s development and implementation of compliance strategies, policies and practices of the business and holds the primary responsibility for ensuring the organizational effectiveness of its financial functions as they relate to the operation of BKAM and its related entities.

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Joy Sims, Analyst, Cash and Banking Manager

Joy has worked in the litigation finance field since 2009 and with BKAM since its inception. She works with the CEO and CCO to develop, maintain and monitor all cash management and accounting systems and procedures. Joy is responsible for managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, organizational HR, matter-related data entry, matter invoice processing and social media for the firm’s 14 related entities. Joy graduated in 2004 from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in Communications.