Themis Legal Capital provides capital, risk management solutions and strategic support to companies engaged in large, meritorious, commercial legal disputes. The Themis principals and litigation advisory board members are seasoned professionals with extensive backgrounds in the most sophisticated aspects of commercial litigation and finance. Themis invests in situations in which the experience of its principals and litigation advisory board members provide particular insights into the dispute at hand and will add value to the dispute resolution process.
Validity is a commercial litigation finance company that provides businesses, law firms and individuals with non-recourse financing for a wide variety of commercial disputes. Founded in 2018 with $300 million in financing, Validity believes that capital and legal expertise combine to help solve legal problems on behalf of clients. Validity’s mission is to make a meaningful difference for clients by focusing on fairness, ethics, innovation, and clarity. For more, visit www.validity-finance.com.
Before co-founding Themis Legal Capital, Ed Reilly was a corporate partner with several international law firms, including Goodwin Procter; Morgan Lewis & Bokius and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & McRae. Over the course of his career, he represented corporations and financial sponsors including prominent venture capital, mezzanine, private equity and hedge funds for more than 30 years.
Ed routinely acted as his clients’ de facto general counsel and advised them on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from the prosecution, defense and resolution of litigation and pre-litigation disputes to the structuring and closing of innovative financial transactions. During his tenure in private practice, Ed enjoyed leadership roles including rotations as a managing partner of a growing regional office, a member of a firm-wide administrative committee and the head of a firm’s international private equity initiative.
Since 2012 Ed has immersed himself in the Claim Based Funding business developing a sourcing network, collaborating on case evaluation and transaction structuring with established and emerging fund managers and contributing to academic efforts to promote best practices in the field.
Ed is admitted to the bar in New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Columbia University School of Law
As Portfolio Counsel in the Validity Houston office, Wendie works directly with clients and team members to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of potential claims. A business trial lawyer with over a decade of trial experience, Wendie has a winning track record representing both defendants and plaintiffs in complex commercial litigation and arbitration. With a focus on business torts, contract, securities, and employment disputes for clients in a wide range of industries including healthcare, energy, construction, and financial services, Wendie has significant experience handling all aspects of litigation and has worked with clients across the country to quickly synthesize complex disputes to help clients understand the merits of their cases.