This event will explore the growing litigation finance market and associated investment opportunities. The discussion will cover the origins of the litigation finance market, the size of the opportunity and various market dynamics. What makes a good case, what makes a bad case, and importantly what are the ethical considerations that investors and practitioners need to be aware of. Topics will also explore how investment opportunities become available across antitrust, fraud, contract disputes, IP theft cases and beyond, and provide insight on how deals are structured between key participants: law firms, plaintiffs, defendants, and funders.
3:30 PM | REGISTRATION & NETWORKING
4:00 PM | OPENING REMARKS
Mark Sullivan, CFA , Managing Director & Partner, Stonehaven, LLC
4:05 PM | KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Christopher Bogart, Chief Executive Officer, Burford Capital
4:40 PM | FRAMEWORK OF LITIGATION FINANCE: RISK/REWARD & ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Timothy D. Scrantom, Managing Director, Legis Finance
Jay Greenberg, Founder & CEO, LexShares
Scott Mozarsky, Managing Director, Vannin Capital
Selvyn Seidel, Chairman & CEO, Fullbrook Capital Management
5:30 PM | BREAK
5:50 PM | LITIGATION FINANCING SOLUTIONS: UNDERWRITING: STRUCTURING & DEAL ISSUES
Xiaoyu Gu, Vice President, CarVal Investors
Dai Wai Chin Feman, Director of Commercial Litigation Strategies, Parabellum Capital
Steven Friel, Chief Executive Officer, Woodsford Litigation Funding
Michael Gulliford, Founder & Managing Principal, Soryn IP Group
Brian Roth, Private Capital Investments, EJF Capital, LLC
6:40 PM | CLOSING REMARKS & NETWORKING CATERED RECEPTION
Todd Eklund, CFA, CAIA, Co-Chair, Alternative Investing Group
- Why does the market for litigation funding exist?
- What opportunities exist within the realm of litigation funding?
- What does investor need to be aware of in evaluating investment opportunities?
- What are the ethical considerations?
- What is the size of the market opportunity?