Business 100 – 2018

Jim Waldron/Prime Clerk/Duke Law School

As a senior advisor at Prime Clerk, Jim Waldron cultivates client relationships, communicates regularly with the bankruptcy community, and assists with the development of marketing strategies. He is also the director of EDRM, an eDiscovery initiative,  at Duke Law School and previously served for three decades as the Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. A Newark native, he attended St. Benedict’s Prep, earned his law degree from Rutgers Law School, and his B.A. from St. Vincent College.

Jim is a second-generation Irish American and the president of the County Mayo Foundation. The Foundation,  a tax exempt entity, raises funds in the US from Mayo diaspora which benefits over 30 Mayo-based charities.  “All four grandparents immigrated from County Mayo. When they came over they were policeman and laborers,” he says. “My father’s mother lived with us for the last 10 years of her life and embodied all the qualities of a strong Irish woman – faith, love, endurance, and commitment. My father went to engineering school at night and my mother got her master’s from Columbia University. We were taught to be proud of our heritage.”

He and his wife, Kathleen, live in New Jersey and have three children and one grandson. ♦