Ashley Nam

Ashely Nam

Prior to joining VALE, Ashley concentrated her practice on corporate transactional and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, commercial lending transactions and restructuring. Ashley also served as outside counsel to diversified holding companies and advised start-up companies in various industries. Ashley graduated from University of Notre Dame with a B.A., cum laude, […]

Dominic Spinelli

Dominic Spinelli

Dom was previously Head of Contingent Legal Risk Insurance at Liberty GTS where he helped build out Liberty’s contingent liability practice in the US.  Dom is a former litigator, having litigated a wide range of complex commercial and insurance coverage disputes across the country.  In addition to his litigation experience, Dom has represented insurers outside […]

Spencer Bernstein

Spencer Bernstein

Graduated this May 2023 from Elon University in North Carolina with a BSBA in Finance.

Nikitah Nyangoro

Nikita Nyangoro

Nikitah was previously a Financial Solutions Advisor at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she leveraged her expertise to analyze clients’ financial situations, identify their needs, and formulate tailored solutions to help them achieve their financial goals. Her ability to communicate complex financial concepts in a clear and concise manner helped clients make well-informed decisions […]

Cali Ann Ross

Cali Ann Ross

Associate for the Vale US Transactional line, Cali received her BA in Communications from Hofstra University and JD from St. John’s University School of Law. Cali is currently enrolled in the LLM in Taxation program at New York University School of Law. Cali got her start in tax working in Ernst & Young’s Indirect Tax […]

Michelle Wong

Michelle Wong

Michelle Wong is VP of Compliance in the New York office. Michelle is an attorney and a seasoned P&C insurance professional. She has worked for multiple global carriers including Prudential Financial, AIG, Chubb, Zurich and CNA and has extensive experience supporting executives, line management, and underwriting teams. At CNA and Zurich, she supported Specialty Products […]

Sean de Ganon

Sean de Ganon

Sean graduated from Fordham University in 2022 with majors in Political Science and American Studies. He most recently worked at Third Bridge as a research recruiter and prior to that interned at the Portman Square Group as an Investigative Research Intern.

Jay Knobloch

Jay Knobloch

Jay Knobloch is an experienced intellectual property (IP) executive. Mr. Knobloch has overseen all aspects of IP, including building patent portfolios, monetizing IP assets, advising boards about matters of IP, and managing IP risk throughout the entire supply chain. Prior to joining VALE, Mr. Knobloch was Chief Commercialization Officer/EVP, IP at NuCurrent and Chief IP […]

David Ruder

David Ruder

Managing Director and Co-Head of Intellectual Property. He has worked in finance and IP for his career and has a broad network of relationships in the IP industry. He was most recently with RKIP Management LLC where he worked with investors looking to make investments into companies with IP. Previously he managed the licensing of […]

Peter Wells

Peter Wells

Prior to joining VALE, Peter was Counsel at a large international New York law firm. While in private practice, Peter focused primarily in the fields of taxation, closely-held businesses, and exempt organizations. Peter’s experience also includes general corporate and partnership transactions. Peter’s tax practice includes federal tax matters relating to entity selection, formation, transfer of […]