Litigation Finance
New York, NY
June 7, 2022

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Mark your calendar as the 4th edition of ‘Financing, Structuring and Investing in Litigation Finance’ will take place in New York City, June 7, 2022. Once again, the litigation and investor capital of the world, New York will play host to a select group of senior executives and thought leaders who are blazing trails for progress in the industry.

Our 2021 event brought together over 200 professionals and provided the perfect platform for legal professionals involved in commercial disputes to join investors specializing in the financing of litigation and arbitration cases. Pioneers of this rapidly evolving industry discussed the opportunities available for investors and legal professionals, with some lively Q&A sessions making for an interactive experience.

The continued growth of the industry has caught the attention of investors from institutional investors, hedge funds, venture capital and private equity firms who recognize the untapped potential in the market. More and more law firms and corporate counsels are making the most of opportunities in the space and are increasingly using litigation finance as a form of risk management and profit generation.

With new players entering the market all the time, we are excited to return in 2022, and the fourth edition of this one day summit will draw a diverse crowd of investors, litigation funders, brokers, corporate claimants, law firms and other entities in this exciting and developing market. IMN invites you to join us at the premier platform for relationship building, thought leadership and business development in the litigation funding space.

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  • Litigation/arbitration funders
  • Hedge funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Law firms
  • Broker dealers
  • Corporate counsels
  • Pension funds
  • Sovereign wealth funds
  • Endowments
  • CFOs
  • Press

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    June 7th, 2022

      7:45 AM
      Registration & Breakfast



      8:30 AM
      Opening Remarks



      8:35 AM
      The State of the Market: Trends, Developments and the Outlook for the Future

        • What trends and developments have emerged in the market and where is the market headed?
        • Exploring new product offerings and market participants
        • Is the market headed toward more portfolio deals and less single-cases?
        • Will we see a marketplace where shares of already funded cases are traded?
        • How is increased competition impacting the market?
        • What do actual returns look like?
        • The benefits and restrictions of specialization
        • Why is third-party funding attractive to litigators?


        • Andrew Langhoff, Founder (Red Bridges Advisors)
        • Adrian Chopin, Managing Director (Bench Walk Advisors)
        • David Gallagher, Co-Head of Litigation Investing (The D.E Shaw Group)
        • Douglas Gruener, Partner (Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC)
        • Charles Schmerler, Senior MD, Head of Litigation Finance (Pretium)
        • Michael Rozen, Managing Partner (TRGP Capital)

      9:20 AM
      Deal Terms and Best Practices in Underwriting and Valuations

        • What current deal terms is the market seeing?
        • Exploring current standard underwriting processes?
        • Can the process become more efficient and accelerated?
        • Balancing speed and predictability vs. confidence for the funders
        • Understanding the relationship between deal structures, funders and the cost of capital
        • What technologies are helping the underwriting process? Will due diligence and pricing become more scientific and less driven by predictions?
        • Why hasn’t the industry figured out how to properly value a pool?


        • Collin Cox, Partner (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP)
        • Rebecca Berrebi, Founder & CEO (Avenue 33, LLC)
        • Brian Roth, Chief Executive Officer/CIO (Rocade Capital)
        • Kanika Shah, Director (Fortress Investment Group)
        • Chad Clamage, Principal (Victory Park Capital)

      10:05 AM
      Networking Break



      10:35 AM
      Approaches and Strategies for Organizing Capital

        • Does it matter where the capital is coming from?
        • How do litigation funders structure a financing deal?
        • Exploring different funding options: Using debt and equity instead of traditional capital raising
        • Successful and innovative strategies for raising capital
        • Co-investing opportunities
        • Assessing risk and returns, and regulatory compliance issues
        • Will blockchain, cryptocurrency, and other technology impact the market? 
        • Is pricing affected by single case vs. portfolio funding?


        • Steven Huttler, Partner (Sadis & Goldberg LLP)
        • CJ Wei, Vice President (Northleaf Capital Partners (USA) Inc.)
        • Edward Truant, CEO (Slingshot Capital Inc.)
        • Justin Brass, Managing Director (Stifel)
        • Vince Mutolo, Senior Managing Director – Structured Solutions Co-Practice Leader (CAC Specialty)
        • John Eck, Head of Alternative Credit (Station 31 Partners)

      11:20 AM
      Women in Litigation Finance

        • How can the litigation finance industry attract more women leaders? 
        • Best practices for mentoring and talent search
        • Developing plans that encourage opportunities for growth
        • Managing issues with return to the office vs. work from home scenarios
        • Understanding the concrete reasons as to why it’s more important than ever to be a diverse and inclusive organization. 


        • Ted Farrell, Founder (Litigation Funding Advisers)
        • Kanika Shah, Director (Fortress Investment Group)
        • Sarah Johnson, Co-Head of Litigation Investing (The D.E. Shaw Group)
        • Tatiana Sainati, Partner (Wiley Rein)
        • Erika Levin, Partner (Fox Rothschild LLP)

      11:50 AM
      Success Strategies: It’s Not About What You Should Do…It’s About What NOT to Do

        • Avoiding common mistakes when presenting a case to a funder
        • How to keep negotiations on track
        • What you shouldn’t do during due diligence
        • Exploring real world examples of what’s worked and what hasn’t
        • As a funder…what should you not to do be successful?
        • Finding the line:  What’s realistic and what’s not
        • How to get the best possible deal


        • Teddy Baldwin, Partner (Steptoe & Johnson)
        • Steven Kollar, Managing Principal (Cash Flow Properties)
        • Molly Pease, Managing Director (Curiam Capital LLC)
        • Jed Wulfekotte, Partner (Stein Mitchell Beato & Missner LLP)
        • Daniela Raz, Investment Manager and Legal Counsel (Omni Bridgeway)
        • Erika Levin, Partner (Fox Rothschild LLP)

      12:35 PM
      Luncheon



      1:35 PM
      Opportunities for Corporate Utilization of Litigation Finance

        • Why are corporate CFOs using outside capital to fund litigation? How are they building this into their budgets?
        • Current trends and developments in corporate litigation funding
        • Using litigation finance to reduce costs, mitigate risk and enhance value of assets
        • Defense, indemnities and selling interest in claims
        • Challenges and roadblocks in corporate utilization and how to overcome them
        • What deal structures are corporates using?
        • How are General Counsel using litigation funding to move financial risk off the corporate balance sheets?
        • What can funders do to generate more deal flow with corporate counsels?
        • How defense financing can protect a company in larger, riskier antitrust or trademark infringement suits


        • Hassan Murphy, Managing Partner (TRGP Capital)
        • Joseph Dunn, Managing Director (Fortress Investment Group)
        • Matthew Cantor, Senior Managing Director (Pretium Partners)
        • Evan Meyerson, Senior Vice President (Burford Capital)
        • Neil Purslow, CIO (Therium Capital Management Limited)

      2:20 PM
      Current Developments in Regulation and Compliance

        • Current update on state, federal and international regulations
        • Will we see the enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments?
        • Regulations regarding ethical considerations
        • Court opinions regarding disclosure
        • Will there be a further relaxing of the champerty-related rules?
        • Exploring conflicts of interests, fee-sharing, disclosure, privilege/confidentiality, control, security for costs, adverse costs and adequate capitalization requirements
        • How will regulations evolve over the next ten years?
        • Will more states follow Arizona in allowing nonlawyers to co-own law firms?
        • Will we see a marketplace where shares of already funded cases are traded? How will this be regulated?
        • Will third-party funders end up in litigations of their own?  Will the outcomes set precedents that become regulatory law?


        • Edward Reilly, Managing Member (McDonald Hopkins)
        • Anthony Sebok, Professor of Law (Cardozo School of Law)
        • Roy D. Simon, Legal Ethics Advisor to Lawyers (Roy D. Simon)
        • Don Bivens, Founder & Managing Partner (Don Bivens, PLLC)
        • Dai Wai Chin Feman, Director of Commercial Litigation Strategies (Parabellum Capital)

      3:05 PM
      Networking Break



      3:35 PM
      Exploring International Arbitration

        • Developments in international commercial litigation and investment treaty arbitration case funding
        • Trends and developments in existing and emerging international markets: Europe, Latin America, Australia, and Asia
        • How do challenges in international markets differ from in the U.S.?
        • Which sectors and geographies are seeing the most international activity and opportunity?
        • What are actual returns in international deals?  What is the timeframe for these returns?
        • What challenges have been met and overcome in well-developed markets?
        • Funding challenges in the international arbitration market
        • New Australian regulations around licensing and compliance with the managed investment scheme


        • Martin Gusy, Partner (Bracewell)
        • Nikos Asimakopoulos, Director (Alaco)
        • Lisa Richman, Partner (McDermott Will & Emery LLP)
        • Hugh Carlson, Managing Director (Three Crowns LLP)
        • David Kerstein, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Investment Manager (Validity Finance)
        • Romain Zamour, Associate (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP)

      4:20 PM
      Is Insurance and Technology Re-Shaping the Market?

        • How can insurance be used to grow the market?
        • Exploring the wider use of insurance and hedge products coupled with funding
        • Using insurance to lower rates on good risk
        • Using technology to reduce the cost of capital and aid in the deployment of capital
        • Can technology help with tracking cases that end in a settlement?
        • What is the role of artificial intelligence and analytics in the growth of the market?
        • Defense side funding products


        • Stephen Kyriacou Jr., Managing Director, Senior Lawyer (Aon Litigation Risk and Special Opportunities Groups)
        • Andrew M. Mutter, Senior Vice President, Co-Leader of Contingent & Litigation Risk Solutions (CAC Specialty, LLC)
        • Sanjay Desai, Head of Litigation Finance and ATE insurance (Marsh)
        • Jason Bertoldi, Head of Contingent Risk Solutions (Willis Towers Watson)
        • Eric Blinderman, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. (Therium Capital Management)
        • Michael Perich, Vice President | Head of Litigation Insurance, Transaction Liability (Lockton Companies)

      5:05 PM
      Co-Investing, Diversification, Securitizations and the Secondary Market

        • How will secondary markets and public capital impact the market?
        • Why co-investing and diversification is imperative to a successful long-term strategy
        • Will we see a marketplace where shares of already funded cases are traded?
        • Is an increase in syndications on the horizon?
        • Exploring typical financial relationships co-investment situations
        • Is the market ripe for securitizations?
        • Increasing liquidity and financial performance through securitizations


        • Cayse Llorens, CEO (LexShares)
        • Sarah Johnson, Co-Head of Litigation Investing (The D.E. Shaw Group)
        • Mike Richards, Senior Vice President, Special Situations Group (Jefferies, LLC)
        • Boris Ziser, Partner (Schulte Roth & Zabel)
        • Sarah Lieber, Managing Director and Co-Head Litigation Finance Group (Stifel)

      5:50 PM
      Conference Concludes & Networking Cocktail Reception



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  • The Union League Club


    38 East 37 Street
    New York, NY, 10016
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