Third-Party Litigation Funding: What You Need to Know
Third-party litigation funding, which expands the access to justice in the continuously evolving economic setting by proving plaintiffs with resources to litigate in exchange for a cut of any monetary recovery and control of litigation outcomes, has increased its involvement in the global dispute resolution landscape.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals organized by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent updates in Third-Party Litigation Funding. Speakers will go beyond the basics and present practical tips and strategies to avoid potential risks and pitfalls.
Key topics include:
- Third-Party Litigation Funding: Framework
- Legal Restrictions and Considerations
- Global TPLF Disclosure Trend
- Identifying Risks and Pitfalls
- Strategies and Trends
- Updates in 2018
James Batson, Investment Manager and Legal Counsel
- What is commercial litigation finance and how is it unique from consumer litigation loans.
- What are the biggest misconceptions about litigation finance.
- What are the different types of litigation finance products and how are they used?
- What is the process for the typical funding arrangement.
- What to look for in a funding agreement.
Patrick Moloney, Chief Executive Officer
Litigation Capital Management (LCM)
- Where is litigation funding headed? In terms of product development, potential for increased regulation, new players, etc.
- How to choose a funder.
- What funders look for in choosing the cases to fund.
Who Should Attend:
- Investment Advisors
- Attorneys General
- Regulatory Compliance Officers
- Third-Party Litigation Funder
- Top Level Management
- General Counsel
Patrick Moloney is the Chief Executive Officer of Litigation Capital Management (“LCM”).
He started practicing law 23 years ago and has concentrated on commercial litigation for more than 21 years, acting in over 200 cases. His involvement in the litigation funding industry goes back to 2003 which makes him one of the most experienced litigation financiers worldwide.
Patrick’s experience at LCM covers all aspects of the business from assessing funding applications, to individual case management, to project selection as a member of the investment committee, and leading overall business operations.
He has been the Chief Executive of LCM since 2013, and took the company through an IPO process to be one of only a handful of listed litigation financiers globally.
Patrick has been called upon to provide expert testimony in regard to the litigation funding industry and he is sought after as a speaker at international conferences given his long-standing involvement in the industry.
Patrick Moloney is the Chief Executive Officer of Litigation Capital Management (“LCM”). He started practicing law 23 years ago and …
James Batson is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel with Bentham IMF’s New York office. Jim helps companies and individuals obtain non-recourse financing for commercial lawsuits. He manages the investment process on potential cases from initial review through final resolution.
Before joining Bentham, Jim spent two years in the litigation funding industry and twenty years with a prestigious plaintiff’s law firm. As a senior partner, Jim oversaw cases brought on a contingent-fee basis. An accomplished litigator, Jim tried cases in federal and state court and before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, FINRA and the Chicago Board of Trade. He also handled regulatory proceedings before the SEC, the NYSE and FINRA.
Jim frequently speaks about litigation finance at conferences, law firm seminars and other events. Jim received a B.A. in Economics and English from Cornell University, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Fordham University School of Business.
James Batson is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel with Bentham IMF’s New York office. Jim helps companies and individuals …
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Experience in civil litigation
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Law Practice Management
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About Litigation Capital Management (LCM)
LCM is one of the oldest litigation finance firms globally, with it’s origins in the Australian insolvency market in 1998.
Since then LCM has broadened into financing commercial claims, class actions, intellectual property disputes and international arbitrations. LCM also finances matters around the globe – and has worked on opportunities in the UK, the USA and Asia – as well as Australia.
LCM listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in December 2016 and is now one of only a few listed litigation finance firms worldwide.
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, with a portfolio that has a total claim size value of $3.8 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 166 cases in the past 16 years, generating $2.1 billion AUD in recoveries and achieving a 90% success rate, with their clients retaining an average of 62% of all case proceeds.