Sponsors & Media Partners

GOLD SPONSORS

Among the first private investment firms dedicated to litigation finance, Longford Capital’s team of former partners from national law firms possesses the experience and relationships necessary to identify and invest in what we believe to be the strongest cases. The firm offers non-recourse capital solutions to law firms, public and private businesses, universities, government agencies, and other entities with $25 million to more than $2 billion in dispute.  Facing strong demand, Longford has grown quickly.  Now managing more than $550 million, it is among the largest firms in the world and sees significant deal flow, having assembled a portfolio of claims encompassing business contracts, antitrust and trade regulation, IP, fiduciary duty, fraud, bankruptcy and liquidation, and domestic and international arbitrations.

The ME Group is a LegalTech provider of litigation funding, insurance and legal representation for consumers facing complex legal problems. Using our proprietary technology, we provide fast and efficient dispute resolution that is revolutionising the legal services market for the benefit of all stakeholders. Located in Cheshire’s prestigious Alderley Park, the ME Group has rapidly grown from its inception in 2017 to become a market leader in its sector championing access to justice for consumers. Our mission is to improve the quality, and reduce the cost, of dispute resolution for all parties through the use of LegalTech.

Mintz Levin, established in 1933, is a versatile law firm with 500 lawyers serving clients worldwide. Applying a cross-disciplinary team approach, we bring attorneys from many different yet complementary areas together to address the rapidly changing legal and regulatory requirements of a wide variety of industries, including Life Sciences; Health Care; Technology; Financial Services; Energy Technology; and many others. Our major practice areas include Antitrust; Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law; Corporate & Securities; Employment, Labor & Benefits; Environmental Law; Health Law; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Public Finance; Real Estate; and Tax.

SILVER SPONSORS

Bentham IMF is the US arm of IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF), and one of only two Chambers and Partners “Band One” litigation funding companies in the US. The companies have 14 offices throughout the world and have funded to completion 184 cases in the past 17 years, generating $2.3 billion AUD in recoveries and achieving a 90% success rate, with their clients retaining an average of 61% of all case proceeds.

Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions. Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The Firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditors’ committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad.

Burford Capital is a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, and it works with law firms and clients around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore and Sydney.

Curiam Capital is a private investment firm that provides financing for high-value litigation. Curiam specializes in finding flexible and creative solutions that allow parties to hire the lawyers of their choice to pursue strong legal claims. Curiam’s team has decades of experience working on some of the largest and most complex litigations in United States history. The majority external investor of Curiam is Michael Platt, the co-founder and CEO of BlueCrest Capital Management.

Validity provides businesses, law firms and individuals with non-recourse funding for a wide variety of commercial litigation. Founded by litigation finance pioneer Ralph Sutton, Validity believes that capital and legal expertise combine to help solve legal problems on behalf of clients. With a mission to make a meaningful difference in the legal system by focusing on client needs, Validity stands out with a relentless focus on fairness, innovation and clarity. For more, visit www.validity-finance.com.

Westfleet Advisors is a broker and advisor dedicated to helping claimholders and their counsel navigate the world of litigation finance. With a team whose experience in the field spans two decades, Westfleet has advised on more transactions with a broader array of capital sources than any other litigation finance firm. Westfleet is committed to ensuring transparency and efficiency for lawyers and their clients throughout their exploration of litigation financing.

BRONZE SPONSORS

THE D. E. SHAW GROUP is a global investment and technology development firm with more than $50 billion in investment and committed capital as of March 1, 2019. Since our founding in 1988, our firm has earned a reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our staff.

Houlihan Lokey is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, global restructuring advisor, and global M&A fairness opinion advisor, according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, visit www.HL.com.

HighTech-Solutions (HTS) is a full-service intellectual property (IP) and patent service provide. HTS focuses on analytics, valuation, strategy and litigation services. HTS drives IP holder’s initiatives and programs to success by identifying IP of value using advanced engineering expertise. Our three core services include: Due Diligence, Brokerage Transactions, and Strategic Services.

Parabellum Capital is a leading financier of commercial and intellectual property litigation. Founded in 2012, its principals pioneered the commercial litigation funding market in the United States and remain on the forefront of shaping the asset class as the industry evolves. Parabellum’s team has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the commercial litigation arena, with a focus on structuring aligned transactions with claimholders and counsel.

Therium is a leading global provider of litigation, arbitration and specialty legal finance, with over $1 billion in total institutional investments. Our investment teams in the U.S., UK, Australia, Spain, Germany and Norway have, to date, funded claims with a value of more than $36 billion.

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