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6 Questions For A Legendary Former SDNY Judge

In my preview column on last week’s LF Dealmakers Forum, I touted “the chance to hear from a distinguished former jurist like Judge Shira Scheindlin as a keynote speaker” as a highlight of the conference’s agenda. I also referenced my personal excitement at the opportunity “to get her take on the litigation finance industry” in light of her well-noted contributions …

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Day One & Two Recap of the LF Dealmakers Conference

Day one of the two-day 2021 LF Dealmakers conference has officially concluded. The day included a keynote address from Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, six panel discussions, and a host of networking opportunities. The initial panel discussion was titled “State of the Litigation Finance Industry: Innovations & Outlook.”  Read the full article Day two of of the two-day …

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Judge Shira A. Scheindlin Delivers the Keynote Address at LF Dealmakers

The LF Dealmakers conference kicked off this morning with a keynote address from Judge Shira A. Scheindlin. The address was titled “Litigation Finance: Survey of a Shifting Landscape,” and covered four main issues: ethics, fee sharing, disclosure regulations and privileged communications between funder and attorneys. Read the full article

On The Agenda

The need for IP lawyers to become as expert as they can in the mechanics, marketplace, and marketing of litigation finance has become even more pronounced in our COVID-era practices. Read the full article

Corporate leaders warm up to litigation finance amid tight budgets

Vincent Montalto, a senior in-house lawyer at BASF, said during an online panel event Tuesday that the German chemical maker is embracing litigation finance as a way to monetize its patent portfolio and turn its law department into a revenue generator.BASF isn’t alone. Though some in-house counsel have previously decried litigation finance as an engine …

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Get the third party started

From a financial perspective, a civil lawsuit is rather like a derivatives con- tract. Its value to a claimant comes from the performance of an underlying asset—litigation—with an uncertain, potentially lucrative outcome. No surprise, then, that some see the allure of funding legal expenses upfront in exchange for a share of the proceeds if the …

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LF Dealmakers Forum Brings Together Legal Funders, Lawyers, Academics and In-House Counsel

This past Wednesday and Thursday saw New York City play host to the 2nd annual LF Dealmakers Forum. Hosted by Wendy Chou, whose popular IP Dealmakers Forum served as a launchpad for a similar conference aimed at the litigation funding market, the sold out two-day event brought together industry experts and novices alike. Read the …

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The Law Firm Disrupted: Contingency as Currency?

Reed Oslan, one of the litigators behind Kirkland & Ellis’ new push into contingency work, said this week he views these cases as “currency” that could be traded for other discounts. They even could help dislodge the billable hour. What does he mean? Read the full article (Subscription Required)

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