James P. Seery, Jr.
James P. Seery, Jr., is a partner at the investment firm of RiverBirch
Capital in New York. He was formerly a partner and co-head of the Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy Group in Sidley & Austin’s New York office. Prior to joining Sidley in mid-2009, Mr.Seery was a Managing Director of Barclays Capital and, previously, the Global Head of Lehman Brothers’ Fixed Income Loan business. In that position, he was responsible for managing the Lehman Brothers Fixed Income investment grade and high yield loan businesses, including commitments, global distribution, hedging, trading and sales portfolio management, and restructuring. Mr. Seery was also a member of the Lehman Brothers’ Fixed Income Operating Committee and Global Credit Products Operating Committee as well as the High Yield Commitment and New Business Committees.
Before assuming management of Lehman Brothers’ loan business in 2005, Mr. Seery was a senior member of the Lehman High Yield and Distressed Debt groups responsible for investing and managing proprietary distressed debt positions. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Seery ran Lehman Brothers’ restructuring and workout businesses with responsibility for management of distressed corporate investments made by Lehman Brothers.
In 1999 Mr. Seery was selected as one of the Top Restructuring Lawyers in the U.S. Under 40 by Turnarounds and Workouts. Mr. Seery graduated in 1990 from New York Law School, magna cum laude, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and from Colgate University in 1984. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association from 2006 to 2008.