2019 Agenda

2019 Agenda Just Released! Click on Sessions Below for Details and Updates.

 
Apply to Attend    Download Agenda


Day One
2019-09-18
One-to-One Meetings
Main Session
Day Two
2019-09-19
One-to-One Meetings
Main Session
One-to-One Meetings
Main Session
One-to-One Meetings
Main Session
08:00 - 09:00
Registration & Breakfast
08:15 - 08:30
Welcome & Chair’s Opening Remarks
09:00 - 17:00
One-to-One Meetings

Attendees can schedule 30-minute meetings via our online platform (optional)

09:15 - 09:45
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
09:45 - 10:45
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: LITIGATION FINANCE MARKET
  • How Litigation Finance is Impacting the Legal Industry
  • Key Players and Trends in Litigation Finance
  • How Capital & Competition is Impacting the Market
  • Developments in the Secondary Market in Legal Claims
  • Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Speakers:
Fred Fabricant, Partner, Brown Rudnick
David Gallagher, Co-Head of Litigation Investing, The D. E. Shaw Group
Michael Nicolas, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Longford Capital
Richard Saltzman, Senior Vice President, Houlihan Lokey (moderator)
Institutional Investor TBD

10:45 - 11:15
Networking Break
11:15 - 12:15
CIO ROUNDTABLE: INSIGHTS, CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
  • What Are You Funding & Why?
  • What Aren’t You Funding & Why Not?
  • Biggest Opportunities & Areas of Growth for LF
  • Biggest Concerns & Threats

Speakers:
Allison Chock, Chief Investment Officer-U.S., Bentham IMF
Patrick Dempsey, U.S. Chief Investment Officer, Therium
Aaron Katz, Chief Investment Officer, Parabellum Capital
Dave Kerstein, Chief Risk Officer, Validity Finance
Peter Snell, Member, Mintz (moderator)

12:15 - 12:45
A CASE STUDY: HOW LITIGATION FUNDING SAVED A BUSINESS
  • How the Diligence Period Can Shape Trial Strategy
  • The Funding Decision and Its Impact
  • Effective Communication Between Client, Funder, And Counsel
  • How New Counsel Can Work Effectively with Prior Counsel
  • The Role (If Any) Of Litigation Funding in Settlement Discussions

Speakers:
Collin Cox, Partner, Yetter Coleman
Bill Patterson, Partner, Swanson, Martin & Bell (former General Counsel of Business Logic Corp)
Boaz Weinstein, Principal, Lake Whillans

12:45 - 14:15
Networking Luncheon
14:30 - 15:00
10 YEARS OF LITIGATION FINANCE: WHAT THE DATA TELLS US

Over 10 years in business, Burford has amassed a unique database and insights based on having reviewed and invested in thousands of matters. In this session, we will draw on that unique data set and give a sneak preview of the results of Burford’s annual survey of the industry in a session that lays out what the data tell us about the trends to come in legal finance.

Speakers:
Jose Pariente, Chief Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Officer, White & Case
David Perla, Managing Director, Burford Capital

15:00 - 16:00
BEYOND BILLABLES: BEST PRACTICES IN LAW FIRM FINANCE
  • Proven and Sustainable Law Firm Profitability Models
  • Reinventing the Shared Risk-Reward Model
  • Leveraging Third-Party Funding to Deliver Client Value
  • Assessing Single Case vs Portfolio Funding
  • Addressing Firm Culture & Decision Making

Speakers:
Owen Cyrulnik, Managing Principal, Curiam Capital
Brian Fanning, Director of Practice Economics, Davis Wright Tremaine
Jonas McDavit, Partner, Desmarais
Richard Schirtzer, Partner, Quinn Emanuel
Moderator TBD

15:30 - 16:00
Networking Break
17:00 - 18:00
ASK THE EXPERTS: TOUGH QUESTIONS IN LITIGATION FINANCE

An open and candid forum to dialogue with leading experts on the tough questions facing the litigation finance industry including but not limited to the following issues:

  • Is Litigation Finance Growing Too Far Too Fast?
  • What Are the Biggest Ethical Concerns in Litigation Finance?
  • Will We See More Lawsuits with Funders as Claimants?
  • And Other Questions from Forum Participants…

Speakers:
Judge Faith Hochberg, U.S. District Court of New Jersey (ret.)
David Jang, Principal, Bardin Hill Investment Partners
Ashley Keller, Partner, Keller Lenkner (former Co-Founder, Gerchen Keller Capital)
Michael Kelley, Partner, Arent Fox
Moderator TBD

18:00 - 19:00
Networking Cocktail Reception
08:00 - 08:45
Registration & Breakfast
08:45 - 09:00
Welcome & Day One Recap
09:00 - 10:00
CURRENT STATE OF THE LAW IN LITIGATION FINANCE
  • Recent Developments in State & Federal Rules Requiring Disclosure
  • Recent Developments in Discovery Concerning Litigation Finance
  • Examining Third Circuit’s NFL Concussion Ruling & Law of Assignments
  • Proactively Protecting Client Confidentiality

Speakers:
Peter Buckley, Partner, Fox Rothschild
Lucian Pera, Partner, Adams and Reese
Michael Roth, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner
Alison Frankel, Legal Columnist, Reuters (moderator)
Additional Speaker TBD

09:00 - 12:30
One-to-One Meetings

Attendees can schedule 30-minute meetings via our online platform (optional)

10:00 - 10:30
Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
DEALS DONE RIGHT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM TOP LITIGATORS
  • Helping Clients Navigate Funders and Options
  • Knowing How to Structure the Deal
  • Effective Financial Management of the Case
  • Dealing with Privilege, Work-Product, and Discovery Issues

Speakers:
Tatiana Markel, Partner, BakerHostetler
Steven Molo, Founding Partner, MoloLamken
Reed Oslan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Ronald Schutz, Chair of the Executive Board, Robins Kaplan
Charles Agee, Founder & CEO, Westfleet Advisors (moderator)

11:30 - 12:30
LITIGATION FINANCE IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT: IN-HOUSE PERSPECTIVES
  • Trends in Corporate Adoption of Litigation Finance
  • Matching Deal Structures with Business Situations
  • Aligning the Interests of Company and Funder
  • The Path to Effective Internal Decision Making
  • Top Considerations and Challenges

Speakers:
York Eggleston, Managing Partner, YE Ventures
Timothy Murphy, VP & General Counsel, Hollister Incorporated
Brad Waugh, Associate General Counsel, Litigation Group, Intel (moderator)
Additional Speaker TBD

12:30 - 14:00
Networking Luncheon
Select date to see events.

 

Please note: Agenda is subject to change. Check back for updates.


The LF Dealmakers Forum was an outstanding event. It was very well orchestrated, and the opportunities to network with the most influential individuals in the field was superb. — Monty Austin Director, Patent Monetization, IBM

All the key litigation finance industry players were on hand at the LF Dealmakers Forum. – Charles Agee, CEO, Westfleet Advisors

Stellar event bringing together leaders in the field to share their insights, complemented by excellent networking opportunities. — Nicholas F. Kajon, Stevens & Lee