2019 Event

3 IP Lessons From The LF Dealmakers Forum

As readers of this column know, I believe that the rise of litigation finance may be our generation’s single most important development in legal practice. Litigation finance has already demonstrated serious potential to alter the dynamics of the attorney-client relationship, as well as how law firms raise and deploy capital for generations to come. Read […]

The Law Firm Disrupted: Contingency as Currency?

Reed Oslan, one of the litigators behind Kirkland & Ellis’ new push into contingency work, said this week he views these cases as “currency” that could be traded for other discounts. They even could help dislodge the billable hour. What does he mean? Read the full article (Subscription Required)

Use Of 3rd-Party Litigation Financing By Cos. Likely To Grow

There will be a coming “explosive growth” in the use of commercial litigation finance by companies, not just to fund litigation but also to monetize claims, a panel of experts predicted Wednesday. At the opening session of the second annual Litigation Finance Dealmakers Forum in Manhattan, discussion was largely focused on the increasing role of […]

Steve Susman to Litigation Funding Industry: Bring It On

Steve Susman thinks his law firm, Houston-based Susman Godfrey, qualifies as one of the first commercial litigation funders in the U.S. When he launched the firm in 1980, he didn’t view it as a finance operation. But the model was similar: put the firm’s own capital towards claims on which other law firms weren’t willing […]

Coming Attractions: LF Dealmakers Forum 2019

The success of 2018’s Inaugural LF Dealmakers Forum quickly established itself as the “go-to” conference for the burgeoning field of litigation funding. This year’s event will land next week, September 18-19, in New York City. Read the full article