Nilufar Hossain

Nilufar Hossain

San Francisco, Latin America

Investment Manager and Legal Counsel

Nilufar Hossain is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel at Omni Bridgeway responsible for leading the company’s international arbitration initiatives in the United States.

Nilufar joined Omni Bridgeway’s New York office in 2019, bringing over a decade of private practice and in-house experience to our in-house legal team. Now based in the company’s San Francisco office, she helps law firms, commercial litigants, and claimants obtain non-recourse funding for disputes arising under US or international law. Nilufar is responsible for sourcing and structuring investments, conducting due diligence, and managing funded claims through to resolution, with a focus on international arbitration and cross-border litigation and judgment enforcement matters.  She is also a member of Omni Bridgeway’s Latin America Group.

Nilufar provides legal analysis and strategic advice on funding based on nearly 15 years of combined experience as a funder, in-house counsel, and a practicing attorney with top global law firms.  Earlier in her career, Nilufar represented US and foreign clients in cross-border disputes and complex commercial litigation matters with the New York offices of King & Spalding LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Nilufar has extensive experience with international commercial and treaty arbitrations and has appeared as counsel before many major arbitral institutions. She has also represented clients in complex commercial litigation matters before state and federal courts. Her experience includes M&A and joint venture disputes, securities litigation, environmental tort, and international enforcement of arbitral awards. She has particular expertise with the energy and natural resources, technology, finance, and pharmaceuticals sectors. Immediately prior to joining Omni Bridgeway, Nilufar was Acting General Counsel for Prakti, an engineering startup.    

Nilufar serves as the Secretary to the US Sub-Committee for Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. She also sits on the Advisory Council of the New York International Arbitration Center and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Law and Practice Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Nilufar received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, her M.A. from Middlebury College, and her B.A. from Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude. Nilufar is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and New Jersey.  She is fluent in English and French and proficient in Spanish.   
  • Cybersecurity & International Arbitration: Beware of the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree. ABA Dispute Resolution Spring Conference. April 11, 2024. San Diego, CA.
  • What Domestic ADR Practitioners Can Learn from International Commercial Arbitration. ABA Dispute Resolution Spring Conference. April 12, 2024. San Diego, CA.
  • What is a tech dispute anyway? GAR Live: Technology Disputes. March 13, 2024. San Francisco, CA.
  • Facilitating Settlements in International Arbitration in 2024 and Beyond. California International Arbitration Week. March 12, 2024. San Francisco, CA.
  • Ethical Conundrums Faced by Parties and Arbitrators in International Arbitration. California International Arbitration Week. March 12, 2024. San Francisco, CA.
  • Why AI in Arbitration? Columbia Arbitration Day. March 1, 2024. New York, NY.
  • Breaking In: Careers in International Dispute Resolution. Sixth Annual Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference. January 11, 2024. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Everything You Wanted to Ask: The Questions Businesses, In-house Counsel, and Attorneys May Have About International Arbitration. California Arbitration; Vancouver International Arbitration Centre. November 2, 2023. San Francisco, CA.
  • Issues in Arbitration Award Enforcement. Atlanta International Arbitration Society: 12th Annual AtlAS Conference. October 4, 2023. Atlanta, GA.
  • The Impact of Third-party Funding on Investment Arbitration. 24th Annual IBA Arbitration Day. April 14, 2023. Lisbon. 
  • Women in Arbitration: California Stories.  California International Arbitration Week. March 13, 2023. Virtual.
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Legal Finance for International Arbitration Disputes. World Arbitration Update. September 27, 2022. Webinar.
  • Women in Arbitration: California Stories. California Lawyers Association. March 16, 2022. Webinar.
  • Current Trends in Commercial Arbitration. Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo. November 22, 2021. Webinar.
  • Advanced Commercial Litigation Funding: Special Considerations for Your Practice Group. UT Law CLE. October 21, 2021. Webinar.
  • Best Practices for Using Litigation Finance. Baker Botts CLE. August 5, 2021. Webinar.
  • Views from the Frontlines: Hot Topics in International Arbitration for 2021. White & Case, SVAMC, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. March 10, 2021. Webinar.
  • Arbitration and ADR in Technology Disputes: A View from Leading Practitioners in the Field. Mayer Brown, SVAMC, ArbitralWomen. February 12, 2021. Webinar.
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