Litigation Finance: Exploring Significant Trends and Developments
Litigation finance is already taking its peak as shown by its growing prominence among companies and practicing attorneys. It has experienced a significant development and is now expanding toward more plaintiffs, not just the under-resourced ones, including corporates who want to use off-balance-sheet funding, eliminate risk, or raise capital to finance other expenses.
However, as this transformative financial tool continues to boom, it is imperative for businesses and their counsel to be cognizant of the latest trends and developments in this field to ward off potential regulatory and ethical issues.
In this LIVE Webcast, Bentham’s IP funding specialist, Sarah Tsou, will present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in litigation finance. She will also offer her insights regarding the growth drivers of litigation finance, alongside with how counsel can hedge potential risk and pitfalls while ensuring that opportunities are maximized.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Litigation Finance: Statistics
- Key Growth Drivers
- Recent Trends and Developments
- Addressing Risk Issues and Challenges
- What Lies Ahead
- What is litigation finance?
- How does litigation finance work?
- What are the typical deal structures used?
- What are the potential economic benefits of litigation finance?
- Learn how to interject predictability into litigation budgets and monetize legal assets.
- Learn what Bentham IMF looks for when selecting the types of disputes for investment.
Who Should Attend:
- In-house Counsel
- Litigation Funding Firms
Sarah Tsou is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel for Bentham IMF. Prior to joining the company’s New York office in 2019, Sarah was a partner in the intellectual property practice group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, focusing on patent litigation. In addition to handling patent disputes spanning a broad range of technologies and industries, she also led trade secret and trademark litigation teams and counseled clients in corporate acquisitions, licensing matters, and other transactions.
Sarah approaches litigation funding deal evaluation and diligence with the expertise of a litigator who has spent over a dozen years representing clients in all aspects of complex litigation from inception to trial.
Sarah earned her JD from New York University School of Law and her BA from Washington University in St. Louis, graduating summa cum laude, with Highest Honors.
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Method of Presentation:
General knowledge of litigation finance
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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About Bentham IMF
Bentham IMF is the US arm of IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF), one of the most successful litigation funding companies in the world, and one of only two Chambers and Partners “Band One” litigation funding companies in the US, with a portfolio that has a total claim’s estimated recoverable amount of $5.6 billion AUD. The companies have 14 offices throughout the world and provide funding to clients in the US, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. They have funded to completion 192 cases in the past 18 years, generating $2.4 billion AUD in recoveries and achieving an 89% success rate, with their clients retaining an average of 63% of all case proceeds.