Business 100 – 2017

Jim Waldron/Prime Clerk

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 at Duke Law 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 earned his law degree from Rutgers and his B.A. from St. Vincent.

Jim is a second-generation Irish American and the president of the County Mayo Foundation. “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 York and have three children and one grandson.