Litigation Finance
New York, NY
May 30, 2018

Description

IMN is excited to announce its inaugural Litigation Finance Conference, taking place on May 30th, 2018 in New York City. The event will provide the perfect forum for all players in this developing and growing market to network, build relationships and enhance deal flow – from legal professionals involved in commercial disputes, to investors specializing in the financing of litigation and arbitration cases, to the multiple service providers involved in structuring, contracting and brokering these deals.

Speakers will include the pioneers and current leaders of this growing market, who will use their expertise to educate the audience and discuss the opportunities available for investors and legal professionals alike.
 
The continued growth of the industry has caught the attention of investors from hedge funds, venture capital and private equity firms who recognise the untapped potential in the market.  Legal firms and corporate counsels are also making the most of opportunities in the space and are increasingly using litigation finance as a form of risk management across their case portfolios.
 
With new players entering the market all the time, the one day summit will draw a diverse crowd of investors, litigation funders, brokers, corporate claimants, law firms and other entities in this exciting industry.  IMN invites you to join us at the premier platform for relationship building, thought leadership and business development in the litigation funding space.

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

Conference Highlights

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    Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

      7:45 AM
      Registration & Breakfast is Served


      8:25 AM
      IMN's Opening Remarks


      8:30 AM
      Keynote Address


        • William Strong , Chairman & Managing Director (Longford Capital)

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      9:00 AM
      Overview of the Fundamentals of Commercial Litigation Finance

        • How do funders decide which cases to finance?
        • What is the funding process and who is involved at each stage?
        • Which areas of commercial litigation do funders want to be involved in?
        • Evaluating the different products on offer and the benefits of each

        • Andrew Langhoff , Managing Director (Red Bridges Advisors)
        • David Kerstein , Investment Manager & Legal Counsel (Bentham IMF)
        • Lee Drucker , Co-founder & Principal (Lake Whillans Litigation Finance)
        • William Weisman , Investment Officer (Therium Inc.)

      9:50 AM
      Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding Litigation Finance

        • Who benefits most from litigation finance and why?
        • Does using third-party funding affect an attorney’s fiduciary duty to their client?
        • Are there any conflicts of interest involved? What conflicts of interest, if any, might occur?
        • What information is a law firm required to disclose to a funder or potential funder?

        • Marcus Green , Director of Special Investments (Kobre & Kim LLP)
        • Owen Cyrulnik , Managing Principal (Curiam Capital LLC)
        • Joshua Meltzer , Managing Director, US (Woodsford Litigation Funding)
        • Jay Greenberg , CEO (LexShares)
        • William Evans , CEO (Alexa Capital Advisors LLP)

      10:40 AM
      Networking Break


      11:10 AM
      Investor Perspectives: Why is Litigation Finance an Attractive Investment?

        • How does litigation finance compare to other niche investment vehicles?
        • What are the most attractive features?
        • What are the main risks and concerns associated with investing in litigation?
        • Why is investing in litigation different to other investments in their portfolio?
        • Will litigation finance be in everyone’s portfolio in ten years’ time or is it just a flash in the pan?

        • Edward Truant , Principal & Co-founder (Balmoral Wood Litigation Finance)
        • Daniel Ballen , Senior Vice President (PIMCO)
        • C. Eli Combs , Managing Partner (Axis Global Advisory)
        • Michael Weisz , Founder, President (YieldStreet)

      12:00 PM
      Structuring the Contract: Innovative Strategies to Provide Capital

        • How are financing agreements typically structured?
        • Which parties are involved in the structuring of the contract?
        • How does the pricing arrangement differ between single case and portfolio funding?
        • What should law firms and general counsels be looking for when conducting structural diligence before committing to financial assistance?

        • Charles Agee , CEO (Westfleet Advisors)
        • Michael P. Kelley , Partner (Arent Fox LLP)
        • T Wynne Morriss , Co-founder & COO (Arrowhead Capital)
        • Adrian Chopin , Managing Director (Bench Walk Advisors)
        • Nick Rowles-Davies , CEO (Chancery Capital)

      12:50 PM
      Luncheon Courtesy of:


      1:50 PM
      Regulatory, Ethical and Court-imposed Restrictions on Litigation Finance

        • Which main issues have been raised by court systems in relation to litigation finance?
        • How have these issues been reconciled?
        • Which regulatory and compliance matters must be adhered to?
        • How do litigation regulations differ by state? 
        • To what extent is the federal court system embracing litigation finance?

        • Daniel Saval , Disputes & Investigations (Kobre & Kim)
        • Anthony Sebok , Visiting Professor of Law (Cornell Law School)
        • Alan Zimmerman , CEO (Law Finance Group)
        • David Spiegel , Managing Director (GLS Capital)

      2:40 PM
      Legal Perspectives: How Can Litigation Finance Best Be Utilized by Law Firms and General Counsels?

        • How have the economics of litigation changed in recent years?
        • Why is third-party funding attractive to litigators?
        • What information do lawyers want from funders?
        • In which ways are law firms changing their practices to embrace litigation finance?
        • What are the pros and cons of single case funding versus using a bespoke portfolio approach?
        • Case study of the use of litigation finance in a bankruptcy proceeding

        • Allison Citron , Senior Associate (Orrick)
        • David Liston , Partner (Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss)
        • Michael Guzman , Partner (Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick PLLC)
        • Lee Buchwald , President (Buchwald Capital Advisors LLC)
        • Nicholas Kajon , Co-Chair, Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group (Stevens & Lee PC)

      3:30 PM
      Networking Break


      4:00 PM
      International Perspectives: Assessing Developments in Existing and Emerging Markets

        • Overview of legislative developments by jurisdiction
        • Will legislation for third-party funding of international arbitration claims in Hong Kong and Singapore act as a catalyst?
        • Which geographies offer the best opportunities for litigation finance?
        • What challenges have been met in well-developed markets?  How can these be more easily overcome in younger markets using lessons learned?

        • Lisa Richman , Partner (McDermott Will & Emery LLP)
        • Medivh HU , Chief of Research Department & Investment Manager (DS Legal Capital)
        • Gavan Griffith QC , Barrister (Essex Court Chambers)
        • Patrick Moloney , Managing Director (LCM)
        • Narghis Torres , CEO (LexFinance)
        • Allison Stowell , Senior Associate (Mayer Brown)

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      4:50 PM
      Third-party Funding in International Commercial and Investment Treaty Arbitration


        • Floriane Lavaud , Associate (Debevoise & Plimpton)
        • Mark Beckett , Partner - International Arbitration & Litigation (Cooley LLP)
        • Caline Mouawad , Partner (King & Spalding LLP)
        • Narghis Torres , CEO (LexFinance)

      5:40 PM
      Closing Keynote Address


        • Eric Blinderman , Chief Executive Officer (Therium Inc.)

      6:00 PM
      Networking Reception Hosted by:


      7:00 PM
      Financing, Structuring and Investing in Litigation Finance Conference Concludes


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Venue

  • Conference Venue
  • The Union League Club


    38 East 37 Street
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA
  • Suggested Hotel
  • Grand Hyatt New York


    Park Avenue at Grand Central Station
    New York, NY, 10017
    USA

    Additional Info: Please note that IMN does not have a contracted room block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • Hotel Giraffe


    365 Park Avenue South
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

    Additional Info: Please note that IMN does not have a contracted room block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • The Kitano New York


    66 Park Avenue, East 38th Street
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

    Additional Info: Please note that IMN does not have a contracted room block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • Hampton Inn New York - Empire State Building


    59 West 35th Street
    New York, NY, 10001
    USA

    Additional Info: Please note that IMN does not have a contracted room block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.

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  • Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
  • Keynote Address


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