Grant Schrader, Vice President/Director of Underwriting/Legal Counsel
Law Finance Group
Since joining Law Finance Group in 2017, Grant has become a pivotal member of the management team, leading underwriting and overseeing the review and diligence of all of LFG’s transactions and investments. Prior to joining LFG, Grant spent many years as a corporate litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco, where his practice focused on financial services, consumer class actions, and commercial disputes. He also worked as a judicial extern in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as a law clerk in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Grant earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Bachelor of Science in psychology and law & society from the University of California, San Diego.
William C. Marra, Investment Manager
Validity Finance, LLC
William C. Marra is an Investment Manager at Validity.
A former law clerk at the United States Supreme Court, Will has been recognized as a Global Leader in Litigation Finance by Lawdragon, and his article The Shadows of Litigation Finance will be published by the Vanderbilt Law Review in Spring 2021. Will is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities from the country’s leading lawyers and claimholders, and he is also actively engaged in Validity’s due diligence and investment underwriting process. He offers Validity’s clients his expertise as a former commercial and constitutional litigator at Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, as well as his experience working at Bain & Company, the business consulting firm.
Will graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. In addition to clerking for Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Will also clerked for Chief Judge William H. Pryor, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. During college, he served as President of The Harvard Crimson, the University’s daily newspaper.