Laina Miller Hammond , Investment Manager & Legal Counsel
Validity Finance, LLC
As head of Validity’s Houston office, Laina Hammond leverages her extensive litigation experience to partner with leading trial attorneys to help clients manage risk. In her role, Laina handles everything from finding the right cases to structuring the financial terms of Validity’s investment and monitoring the case through the course of litigation. Laina’s more than sixteen years as a trial lawyer representing businesses and individuals in complex commercial and energy litigation uniquely position her to identify and work with talented lawyers with strong cases and great clients. Armed with that experience, Laina and her team are able to quickly evaluate case merits and structure deals that provide companies and law firms the capital they need to pursue worthy cases without financial constraints.
Adam S. Mocciolo , Member
Pullman & Comley LLC
Adam S. Mocciolo is partner in a Connecticut office of Pullman & Comley, LLC, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation and investigations, including:
- Financial fraud and asset recovery
- Internal corporate misconduct
Among his engagements receiving national press attention are representation of a bank defendant in a $7-billion antitrust case involving merchant acceptance of Visa and Mastercard payments in the United States; a fraudulent transfer claim litigated across four jurisdictions in the U.S. and the Caribbean in which his creditor client sought to claw back ten-figure charitable donations by a debtor to a university; and a year-long investigation into the organizational response to sexual abuse in a Roman Catholic diocese, in which he and his colleagues evaluated the managerial tenures of several prominent cardinals.
Adam holds law and public policy degrees from the University of Connecticut, Harvard University, the University of Mannheim, Germany, and the University of Adelaide, Australia. Prior to entering the practice of law, he served on the professional staff of a United States senator.