By Jack Simony
Jack Simony, founder of the Whitehaven Financial Group, a litigation finance firm based in New York City, will be awarded this year’s “Defender Award” by Human Rights Advocates International (HRAI), a United Nations non-governmental organization.
The organization, which is dedicated to promoting and protecting international human rights in the United States and abroad, grants the award annually to an individual who has managed, through their efforts, to effect positive change in the lives of those in need.
“Jack Simony, despite his youth, is one of the founding fathers of litigation finance,” said HRAI Chairman Gerard I. Nierenberg. “He found a unique way to help those in need while also meeting the needs of Wall Street, creating the classic win-win scenario we look for. We are pleased to offer the 2010 ‘Defender Award’ to Jack for his obvious caring for those less fortunate than he and for his creativity in finding financial solutions that work.”
Since founding the Whitehaven Financial Group in 2001, Simony’s innovative approach has helped countless individuals who have found themselves trapped in “litigation limbo” when legal fees impacted their ability to meet their financial needs.
– By Jack Simony