Category Archives: People

Blank Rome Welcomes Consumer Finance Litigation Partner in New York

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Scott E. Wortman has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Consumer Finance Litigation group in the New York office. At Blank Rome, Mr. Wortman will serve as a litigator and counselor to clients facing scrutiny under consumer financial protection statutes and regulations at both the federal and state level, including individual and class action defense, regulatory proceedings, and administrative investigations. He joins Blank Rome from Warshaw Burstein LLP.

Burford’s 2018 People Moves

Burford Capital is the largest litigation finance firm in the world. The publicly traded company made waves in 2017 with their $500MM fundraise, the announcement of the first-ever arbitration funding in Singapore, and their portfolio financing partnership with UK-based Shepherd & Wedderburn (also a first).

In the wake of all that, Burford has made some interesting people-moves of late. Below is a short list of the company’s recent personnel decisions:

Michael Stiassny Joins Litigation Funder LPF Group

Michael Stiassny, one of New Zealand’s leading insolvency practitioners is to join the board of New Zealand’s leading litigation funder, LPF Group from early January 2018. Founder and Director Phil Newland said the decision to appoint Mr Stiassny is in direct response to the growth of litigation funding in New Zealand, in particular the number…

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