Prime Clerk Expands Leadership Team with Jim Waldron, the Former Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey

NEW YORK, NY – Prime Clerk, the leading bankruptcy claims and noticing agent, is excited to announce that James Waldron has joined as a Senior Advisor.

Jim comes with a wealth of experience in the bankruptcy industry.  Until his recent retirement, he served as the Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey for the last three decades.

During his tenure with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, Jim was selected as the sole Clerk’s Office Advisor to the prestigious Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, where he provided important insight and guidance concerning the practical implications of pending bankruptcy legislation, and proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.

With a solid reputation of stewardship of the national online electronic case management system, including a grasp of complex issues related to network security and consumer privacy, Jim was one of four Bankruptcy Court Clerks nationwide charged with bringing online the next generation of case management/electronic case filing.  In addition, Jim initiated the redesign and standardization of websites for district and bankruptcy courts across the country.  Since the completion of the project in 2012, over ninety percent of courts nationally have adopted this template.

Jim has lent his experience and ideas to organizations and groups such as the National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks, the Clerks’  Advisory Committee, the National Forms Modernization Committee, the United States Courts’ Information Technology Advisory Committee, the Unified Communication Future Project, and the Director’s Council for Automation Planning for the Judiciary; and has chaired the BANCAP Users Group, the Bankruptcy Case Management and Statistics Umbrella Group, and the ground-breaking, Electronic Self-Representation Initiative, which seeks to provide education and access to the courts for those unable to afford legal representation.

One of the most influential leaders within the Federal Judiciary, Jim was recently nominated and selected by his peers as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Class of 2015.  In 2010, Jim was presented with the Donald A. Robinson Meritorious Service Award by the United States District Court, the Lawyers Advisory Committee, the Association of the Federal Bar and the Historical Society of the United States District Court in recognition of his extraordinary contributions, and in 2004, Jim was awarded the Director’s Award for Outstanding Leadership by the Administrative Office of United States Courts.

“The unmatched breadth of Jim’s experience, his prestigious achievements, expertise and leadership on technological innovations in the bankruptcy practice nationwide, and his dedication to the bankruptcy community at large make Jim an invaluable asset.  We are very fortunate to add someone of Jim’s caliber to our team,” said Howard Blaustein, Co-President of Prime Clerk.

Prime Clerk is the leading bankruptcy and restructuring claims and noticing agent based in New York and was founded by veteran restructuring attorneys and consultants to bring next generation technology, leading professionalism and reliable service into a stagnant industry.  Prime Clerk delivers tailored, practical and client-collaborative solutions to bankruptcy administration.

Prime Clerk Continues to Add Experienced Industry Veterans to its Leadership Team

NEW YORK, NY – Prime Clerk, a leading claims and noticing agent, welcomes industry veterans Jennifer Kimble, Mariah Dubin, and Matthew Williams to its senior leadership team. This group of professionals has decades of experience working in the restructuring industry.

  • Jennifer B. Kimble joins Prime Clerk as Director, Business Development. Before joining Prime Clerk, Jennifer worked for many years at Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell and, before that, Burr & Forman in Birmingham, Alabama.  She serves on the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation’s (IWIRC) Board of Directors, has held various roles within the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and recently served as Chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Birmingham, Alabama Bar. Notable matters Jennifer has worked on include representing the United Mine Workers of America in Walter Energy, Inc., the Official Committee of Retired Employees of Eastman Kodak Company and various lenders, including Wells Fargo and Regions Bank, in an assortment of restructuring matters.
  •  Mariah Dubin joins Prime Clerk as Director, Business Operations and Controls. Before joining Prime Clerk, Mariah was the Senior Manager of Operations for Epiq Systems’ Chapter 11 Restructuring Division, and a member of Epiq’s product development team. Mariah was instrumental in developing and implementing the multi-billion dollar distribution process in Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and assisted with distribution and account reconciliation projects in cases including Global Crossing, Ltd. In addition, Mariah worked extensively on matters such as XO Communications, Inc., Frank’s Nursery & Crafts, Metromedia Fiber Network, Ogden New York Services (NKA Covanta Energy), Brooklyn Hospital, Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers and Delta Air Lines.
  • Matthew M. Williams joins Prime Clerk as Director, Consulting. Before joining Prime Clerk, Matt was a Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s North American Restructuring practice.  Matt has widespread experience leading teams in the preparation of “first-day” motions and Statement of Financial Affairs and Schedules of Assets and Liabilities and has led extensive bankruptcy claims analysis and reconciliation processes on behalf of his clients. Matt’s client representations include Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., Abengoa, QCE Finance LLC (Quizno’s), Longview Power, LLC, BB Liquidating, Inc. fka Blockbuster Inc., Aleris International, Inc., Tronox Incorporated and Lear Corporation.  In addition, Matt participated in an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) task force, which included authoring chapters of the AICPA Bankruptcy and Reorganization Services practice aid.

Shai Waisman, Prime Clerk’s CEO, commented that “we are very fortunate to have Jennifer, Mariah, and Matt join our team. They come to Prime Clerk with a wealth of talent, expertise, and experience, and each is well known and respected in our industry.  We have assembled the most experienced team of professionals in the industry and these additions further bolster our unmatched qualifications.”

Prime Clerk is a leading bankruptcy and restructuring claims and noticing agent based in New York and was founded by veteran restructuring attorneys and consultants with the vision of bringing next generation technology, heightened professionalism and reliable service into a stagnant industry. Prime Clerk delivers tailored, practical and client-collaborative solutions to bankruptcy administration.