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Founder and Principal
Mr. Kroll is the acknowledged pioneer of the modern investigations, intelligence, and corporate security industry. He is chairman and co-founder of K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance, and cybersecurity firm with a specialization in asset recovery.
Mr. Kroll is also the founder of Kroll Bond Ratings Agency, BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity firm, and Kroll Inc. These businesses established investigations and risk consulting as indispensable services to corporations and law firms.
He currently serves as chairman of Kroll Bond Rating Agency and is a member of the Board of Directors of BlueVoyant. He is also chairman of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Foundation. Previously, Mr. Kroll was a member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University and the Board of Trustees of Cornell University and also served as the chairman of the Georgetown Law Center Board of Visitors.
Mr. Kroll received an LL.B. from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA from Cornell University.
Founder and Principal
Mr. Rubinstein has over forty years of experience representing defendants and plaintiffs in complex commercial litigations, including securities, commodities, derivatives, contract claims, and bankruptcy related matters. He has handled both private suits, including class actions and shareholder derivative actions, and proceedings before government enforcement agencies.
Mr. Rubinstein was previously a senior litigation Partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. He was chairman of the Kaye Scholer litigation department for 12 years as well as chairman of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. He has served in numerous leadership capacities at Kaye Scholer, including as general counsel and chairman of the firm’s risk management committee.
Mr. Rubinstein has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA (NY: Litigation General Commercial) and a leading commercial litigator by Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers. In addition, Benchmark Litigation 2014 ranked Mr. Rubinstein as a National and Local Litigation Star in Commercial Litigation.
Mr. Rubinstein received a JD from New York University School of Law, Order of the Coif, and a BA from Cornell University, magna cum laude.
Founder and Principal
Mr. Doppelt is an experienced lawyer who has served as a senior executive and general counsel at numerous multinational corporations where he managed large in-house legal teams, outside counsel, and multiple complex litigations and business transactions.
He began his career as a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP where he worked on general commercial litigation and counseling, including antitrust and securities work.
Mr. Doppelt subsequently led the legal departments of Paramount Communications and The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, where he oversaw the break-up of the company into three separate public entities. He became responsible for all legal matters as well as Government Relations at one of those companies, AC Nielsen Corporation. Mr. Doppelt then assumed the same positions at VNU (now named Nielsen), the Dutch conglomerate that acquired ACNielsen. Before forming BlueWhite, Mr. Doppelt served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Walter Energy.
Mr. Doppelt received a JD from Cornell Law School, summa cum laude, and a BA from the University of Rochester, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa.
Founder and Principal
Mr. Blackburn is a former Wall Street executive with decades of experience in principal investments and specialty finance. He was most recently with Burford Capital where he set up and managed the litigation finance lending business.
Mr. Blackburn started his career at Freddie Mac before moving to Citibank as the fifth member of the newly formed Citicorp Real Estate Investment Bank. At Citibank, he syndicated bank loans, purchased commercial real estate loans from the FDIC, restructured sub-performing loans, and completed one of the first securitizations of commercial real estate loans. Mr. Blackburn then joined Merrill Lynch & Co. to build a commercial real estate principal investment trading desk in the U.S. Among his achievements there are founding the distressed asset principal investment desk in Japan for real estate and asset-based products, organizing Merrill’s asset-based derivatives desk, setting up a Bermuda based reinsurance company, and founding the principal investment desk for specialty finance assets. Following Merrill Lynch, Mr. Blackburn formed AmRock Advisors and AmRock Capital where he invests and advises businesses and investors on transactions in ABS, CMBS, structured finance, consumer and small business lending and the litigation finance market.
Mr. Blackburn received a BBA in accounting and a MBA and JD from the University of Georgia.
Legal professionals include Aaron Rubinstein, most recently a partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP and former chair of the Kaye Scholer litigation practice; and Earl Doppelt, formerly a senior executive and general counsel of several major multi-national corporations including The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, The Nielsen Corporation, and Walter Energy Inc.
Business professionals include Jules Kroll, the founder of K2 Intelligence, Kroll Bond Ratings, BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity firm, and Kroll Inc.; and Jack Blackburn, a Wall Street executive and principal investor with experience in litigation finance with positions at Freddie Mac, Citicorp, Merrill Lynch, and Burford Capital
Joseph Magnus is a senior risk management executive with decades of experience in managing complex transactions, portfolios, and products. He was most recently Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he was Head of U.S. Mortgage Credit Risk, and Chief Credit Officer for Morgan Stanley Home Loans. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was the Head of Portfolio Risk for Merrill Lynch’s Global Structured Finance & Investments business; Chief Risk Officer for Fleet Bank Mortgage Group; and Chief Risk Officer and Head of Secondary Markets for Aames Financial Corporation.
Joe’s responsibilities as Chief Risk & Technology Officer for BlueWhite include pricing model development, business process implementation, IT deployment, and portfolio risk management. He will also be responsible for maintaining BlueWhite’s compliance framework.
Joseph holds an MBA in Finance from the State University of New York at Albany and a BS in Applied Mathematics and Economics from State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he also pursued graduate studies in Game Theory and Operations Research.
Mr. Stone is an experienced litigator who is responsible for assessing and valuing investments in commercial litigation for BlueWhite.
Prior to joining BlueWhite, Mr. Stone was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he focused on complex civil litigation in federal and state court. His experience includes contract, intellectual property, and international bond disputes on behalf of large companies, private equity funds, and small start-ups.
Mr. Stone holds a JD from New York University School of Law, Order of the Coif, and a BA with distinction from Yale University. He clerked for the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the US District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Committed Capital and
BlueWhite is backed by Magnetar Capital, a leading alternative asset manager with over $12.9 billion of assets under management1
K2 Intelligence, a leading intelligence, investigations, and asset recovery firm, owns an interest in BlueWhite. This relationship offers our clients industry-leading asset recovery capabilities
1 Assets Under Management (AUM) reflects approximate investor capital managed by Magnetar and its affiliated investment managers, on a discretionary and non-discretionary basis, including designated investments in side pockets and unfunded commitments (money committed to any fund managed by Magnetar and its affiliated investment managers as of the report date, but not yet transferred by the investors), as of July 1, 2019.