Amy T. GeiseHouston
Investment Manager and Legal Counsel
Amy Geise is head of Omni Bridgeway’s Houston office, where she serves as an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel.
As head of Omni Bridgeway’s Houston office, Amy works with claimants, attorneys, and advisors seeking non-recourse financing for commercial disputes. Amy also helps steer Omni’s bankruptcy and insolvency initiative, where she works with debtors, creditors, and other stakeholders to optimize the value of their claims in distressed scenarios. She also serves on Omni Bridgeway’s Latin America Group by identifying and underwriting arbitration, litigation, and enforcement investments in the region.
Prior to joining the Omni Bridgeway team, Amy was a bankruptcy attorney and a litigator at Porter Hedges LLP, consistently recognized among the leading law firms based in Texas. Amy's practice focused on creditors' rights, trustee representation, and corporate reorganizations. Amy also has substantial experience as a general commercial litigator, including complex business litigation and representation of individuals before the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Amy received her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Robert S. Strauss Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law and the Robert Henderson Presidential Scholarship in Law. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with special honors from the Liberal Arts Honors Program in only three years.
Amy serves on the board of the Houston Chapter of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and of the Houston Urban Debate League. She is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and is recognized in the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Third Party Funding Guide.
- Co-Author: So, the Defendant Filed for Bankruptcy…What’s Next? The Texas Lawbook. May 27, 2021.
- Co-Author: Portfolio Litigation Funding. NAFER. March 16, 2021.
- Author: Could Litigation Funding Be The Key To Surviving a Recession? Dallas Business Journal. May 8, 2020.
- Author: Discovery & Disclosure Series: Disclosure of funding in bankruptcy cases. Omni Bridgeway Blog. January 16, 2020.
- Author. Litigation Finance Can Help Bankruptcy Lawyers and Their Clients Achieve Optimal Results. The Texas Lawbook. October 11, 2019.
- Co-Author. The new tool investment bankers are suggesting to financially distressed corporate clients. Omni Bridgeway Blog. April 4, 2019.
- Co-Author. Preparing for the storm: unleashing recession-proof assets and shoring up liquidity with litigation finance. Omni Bridgeway Blog. February 28, 2019
- Author: Liquidity without leverage: the benefits of exit financing through litigation funding. Omni Bridgeway Blog. December 6, 2018.
- Co-author. Litigation Funding Series Part II: When Can We Fund? The Texas Lawbook. November 28, 2018.
- Author. Beyond the Carve Out: Early Actions Creditors' Committee Counsel Can Take to Secure Funding for Claims Prosecution and Other Expenses. Omni Bridgeway Blog. August 30, 2018.
- Co-author. Litigation Funding Series Part I: Is Funding Right for My Case? The Texas Lawbook. August 20, 2018.
- Author. Decision Alert: Northern District of California Adds to the Growing Body of Law Rejecting Discovery Regarding Litigation Financing on Relevance Grounds. Bentham IMF Blog. June 19, 2018.
- Do’s and Don’ts: What Are The Best Strategies When Seeking Financing For Litigation. LITFINCON. March 2, 2022. Houston, TX.
- Advanced Commercial Litigation Funding: Special Considerations for Your Practice Group. UT Law CLE. October 21, 2021. Webinar.
- What Board Members Need to Know About Litigation Finance. Women in the Boardroom. March 24, 2021. Webinar.
- How Litigation Funding Works in Bankruptcy. Practicing Law Institute (PLI). September 24, 2020. Webinar.
- Governance & Litigation Finance: What Board Members Should Know. American Bankruptcy Association (ABA). September 15, 2020. Webinar.
- Third-Party Litigation Financing. Phoenix Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. May 20, 2020. Webinar.
- Litigation Finance in Bankruptcy. Houston Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers. February 24, 2020. Houston, TX.