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September 18, 2019
One-to-One Meetings
Main Session
September 19, 2019
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 - 18:00
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

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

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

12:45 - 14:15
Networking Luncheon
14:30 - 15:30
BEYOND BILLABLES: BEST PRACTICES IN THE BUSINESS OF LAW
  • Proven and Sustainable Law Firm Profitability Models
  • Impact of Various Pricing Models on the Bottom Line
  • Reinventing the Shared Risk-Reward Model
  • Leveraging Third-Party Funding to Deliver Client Value
  • Addressing Firm Culture & Decision Making

15:30 - 16:00
Networking Break
16:00 - 17:00
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

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 and legal finance industry including but not limited to the following issues:

  • Relationships between Attorneys & Funders
  • NYC Bar Opinion & Ethics Issues
  • Regulatory & Legislative Efforts
  • Conflicts and Consequences

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
EXAMINING THE JUDICIARY ROLE & DISCLOSURE IN LITIGATION FINANCE
  • Reviewing the Third Circuit Ruling in the NFL Concussion Case
  • Implications for Consumer & Commercial Litigation Finance
  • Jurisdiction and Disclosure Issues
  • What Other Questions Does It Raise?

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
GLOBAL HOTSPOTS: UPDATES ON LITIGATION FINANCE AROUND THE WORLD
  • India, Germany, Asia, LatAm, and Israel
  • Funders & Law Firm Partnerships
  • Developments in International Arbitration Finance

11:30 - 12:30
LITIGATION FINANCE IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT: IN-HOUSE PERSPECTIVES
  • How Corporate Legal Departments are Utilizing Funding
  • Trends in Adoption & Usage
  • Interplay Between CFOs and GCs
  • Top Considerations & Challenges

12:30 - 14:00
Networking Luncheon
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Please note the following:

The LF Dealmakers Forum has been submitted for approval for CLE hours. The number of CLE credit hours approved will vary from state to state.

Agenda is subject to change. Check back for updates.