LFJ Virtual Conference Archive

Litigation Funding Event: The Evolution of Corporate Portfolio Funding

Panelists: 
Patrick Moloney, CEO of Litigation Capital Management
Neil Purslow, Co-Founder of Therium Capital Management
Greg McPolin, Managing Director of Burford Capital
Rebecca Berrebi, Founder & CEO of Avenue 33, LLC
Moderator: Ed Truant, founder of Slingshot Capital
Brief Description:  Corporate Portfolio Funding has been described as the future of the Litigation Funding industry. But what exactly is corporate portfolio funding? How do fund managers calculate the risk profile and ROI potential? What are its inherent advantages, and given these advantages, why have corporations been slow to adopt the practice?
These questions and more answered by a panel of experts

Australia: The Evolution of a Litigation Finance Market

Panelists: 
Andrew Saker, CEO of Omni Bridgeway
Stuart Price, CEO of CASL
Patrick Moloney, CEO of LCM
Brief Description: Prominent Australia-based litigation funders discuss topics relevant to the evolution of the world’s oldest Lit Fin market:
  • Regulatory risk, and how funders can best navigate that risk
  • The Joint Parliamentary Committee’s opinion on funding in the class action regime
  • The unique structural and cultural differences of managing a funding entity in Australia
  • What the rest of the world (US, UK & EU) can learn from Australia’s market

Q2 2021 Roundup: Investor Insights into Consumer Legal Funding

Panelists: 
Michael Morris, Managing Director of Northleaf Capital
Benjamin Kaplan, Co-Founder at C9 Partners
Don Plotsky, Co-Founder of Uinta Investment Partners
Moderator: Dan Avnir, Managing Director, Bryant Park Capital
Brief Description: Institutional Investors and LPs discuss their thoughts on Consumer Legal Funding, including how they value the asset class, the growth prospects for the industry as a whole, and what considerations are top-of-mind when partnering with fund managers.

Q1 2021 Roundup: Investor Insights into Litigation Funding

Panelists: 
Jonathan Rix, Senior Associate at UK-based PE firm Partners Capital
Kendra Corbett, Principal on the Investment team of independent asset manager Cloverlay
David Demeter, Investment Director of Davidson College’s $1Bn endowment fund.
Moderator: Ed Truant, founder of Slingshot Capital
Brief Description: Institutional Investors and LPs discuss their thoughts on Litigation Finance, including how they value the asset, what they look for when partnering with a funder, and the bespoke challenges to investing in this nascent industry.

Full Year 2020 Roundup

Panelists: 
Jonathan Rix, Senior Associate at UK-based PE firm Partners Capital
Kendra Corbett, Principal on the Investment team of independent asset manager Cloverlay
David Demeter, Investment Director of Davidson College’s $1Bn endowment fund.
Moderator: Ed Truant, founder of Slingshot Capital
Brief Description: Institutional Investors and LPs discuss their thoughts on Litigation Finance, including how they value the asset, what they look for when partnering with a funder, and the bespoke challenges to investing in this nascent industry.

Q3 2020 Roundup

Panelists: 
Jim Batson, Senior Investment Manager of Omni Bridgeway
Nick Pontt, Managing Director of Affiniti Finance
Mick Smith, founder of Almatura
Paul Haskel, partner at Richards, Kibbe & Orbe, LLP.
Moderator: Ed Truant, founder of Slingshot Capital
Brief Description: A discussion of key issues facing the commercial litigation funding industry, including Burford’s dual listing, the IMF Bentham. / Omni Bridgeway merger, the surging demand for portfolio funding, and what the first course of action should be for the ILFA.

Q2 2020 Roundup

Panelists: 
William Farrell, co-founder of Longford Capital
Robert Hanna, co-founder of Augusta Ventures
Molly Pease, Managing Director of Curiam Capital
Moderator: Ed Truant, founder of Slingshot Capital
Brief Description: A discussion of key issues facing the commercial litigation funding industry, including an increase in insolvency litigation, how funding insurance claims differs from other types of funding, the increased usage of funding by law firms, and the official announcement of the ILFA.

LFJ's Digital Conference on COVID and Consumer Funding

Panelists: 
Eric Schuller, President of the Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding,
Kevin Confoy, Chief Risk Officer of GloFin
Paul Galsterer, Founding Partner of The Injury Firm
Lawrence Yablon, Partner at Robinson Yablon PC,
Anthony Sebok, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Moderator: Dan Avnir, Managing Director at Bryant Park Capital
Brief Description: Funders and Attorneys discuss how COVID is impacting the Consumer Legal Funding sector. Topics include whether companies are liable for COVID-related claims, compensation funds for victims, the pressures facing case originators, and plaintiff advances during the pandemic.