Senior Managing Director
Charles Schmerler is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Litigation Finance at Pretium, where he is responsible for building and managing the Firm’s litigation finance practice.
Mr. Schmerler joined Pretium in 2021 from Yorkside Capital, where he was the Founder and Chief Executive. Prior to Yorkside Capital, Mr. Schmerler was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, where he served as lead counsel for financial institutions and corporate clients in a broad variety of litigation and transactional matters in jurisdictions throughout the world. Mr. Schmerler has been deeply involved with litigation funding providers for well over a decade and is a recognized expert in the field.
Mr. Schmerler has also served as Chair of the Committee on International Litigation of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, is the author of a treatise on international insolvency and restructuring law and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He received a B.A. in History from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law..