Nathan Jones
Head of DIP Underwriting

Nathan Jones is the Head of Debtor-In-Possession Underwriting of Legalist. Nate's expertise in bankruptcy law spans over thirty years and commenced with a large San Diego law firm Luce, Forward, Hamilton, and Scripps, where he specialized in bankruptcy. He later co-founded a boutique bankruptcy legal practice, O'Halloran & Jones. Based upon his experienced knowledge of bankruptcy law and finance, he co-founded Debt Acquisition Company of America (DACA). In 2008 Nate co-founded USDR Investment Management focused on bankruptcy distressed debt investing.

Nate has a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and received an S.M. in Management with emphasis in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute. Mr. Jones is an active member of the state bar of California. He has been involved in over 500 bankruptcy cases as legal counsel or as an investor.

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