ILASA 2022


Eric H. Blinderman

Therium Capital Management (U.S.)

Chief Executive Officer (U.S.)

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Mr. Blinderman is the CEO of Therium Capital Management (USA), Inc. Mr. Blinderman launched Therium’s US operations in 2016 and has overseen its growth and development. Globally, Therium has invested in litigations and arbitrations valued in excess of $74 billion. Prior to joining Therium, Mr. Blinderman was International Litigation Counsel at Proskauer. His clients included governmental and private entities in the US, Middle East, China, Europe, and Canada. He was an integral part of the trial team that represented the lessees of the World Trade Center for losses sustained in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks resulting in a recovery of $1.1 billion. He also performed extensive work at Proskauer advising various litigation funders in their underwritings of high-value litigation investments. From March 2004 until December 2006, Mr. Blinderman served in Iraq—first, as an Associate General Counsel of the Coalition Provisional Authority and later, as Chief Legal Counsel and Associate Deputy to the Regime Crimes Liaison’s Office. There, he advised senior members of the US, Coalition, and Iraqi governments on matters of public international law, commercial law reform, international criminal law, and constitutional matters. Further, he served as the principal U.S. attorney responsible for advising on all matters of law and procedure in the trial of Saddam Hussein and seven other co-defendants for crimes against humanity against the citizens of Al-Dujail. Mr. Blinderman holds a Masters of Legal Studies with distinction from the University of Oxford and a Juris Doctor cum laude from Cornell Law School. He has earned several awards including the New York State Bar Association 2011 President’s Pro Bono Service Award for a project assisting refugees from Iraq, selection by Crain’s Business in 2009 as one of 40 Under 40 rising stars for combined achievements in business and law, a 2009 National Law Journal Pro-Bono Award for his Iraq refugee work, and an Attorney General Special Commendation Award for his service in Iraq on behalf of the US government. Mr. Blinderman also founded and owned three critically acclaimed restaurants in New York, and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School, where he taught International Commercial Arbitration.