Perspectives from Within

Bentham is a litigation finance company providing funding to plaintiffs for large commercial disputes in the United States and abroad. Bentham is the U.S. arm of IMF Bentham Limited, one of the oldest and most experienced commercial litigation funders in the world. We offer law firms and their clients, a risk-sharing partnership and a proven record of success as a leading global litigation funder.

We hope that this ejournal will open your eyes to the world of litigation finance and our values-based approach to this alternative option. We welcome your comments and questions.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. We urge claimholders to get advice from their lawyers on litigation funding.
March 22, 2017
This esteemed panel discusses various issues and topics that often arise when contemplating the subject and use of litigation funding.
March 15, 2017
Minnesota, recently doubled down on its funding prohibition when it rejected an attempt to circumvent the state’s common-law rule against champerty through contract.
March 08, 2017
For an in-depth discussion of the Northern District of California's recent modification of its global standing order requiring disclosure of litigation funders in class actions, check out Matt Harrison and Priya Pai's op-ed, published in Law 360.
March 01, 2017
The UK recently determined there was no need to introduce statutory regulations on litigation funders as it found its current voluntary system was sufficient. Similarly, the U.S. Dist. Ct. for the Northern District of California considered revising LR 3-15 to require automatic disclosure of funders, but instead, streamlined disclosure to proposed class action lawsuits only.
February 22, 2017
Bentham IMF taps Eric Chenoweth, longtime litigation partner of top-ten trial boutique Yetter Coleman to head new office; Company sees substantial commercial funding opportunities across Texas’ vibrant litigation market.
February 15, 2017
Funding can bridge the gap with a hybrid approach that helps a company reduce its litigation outlay while allowing a firm to take a more measured risk.
February 08, 2017
Partnering with a funder can also provide a litigation trust with greater confidence about the viability of its claims.
February 01, 2017
Outside counsel who integrate litigation funding into their pitches demonstrate a true understanding of the risks and costs of litigation and a cost-effective plan for remedying the legal challenges their clients face.
January 26, 2017
Vaughn Walker, retired Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and a member of Bentham’s Investment Committee, sat with ALM’s Ben Hancock for a podcast interview where he took industry critics to task as well as discussed the benefits of litigation finance.
January 19, 2017
Bentham IMF Legal Counsel Julia Gewolb discusses the Singapore Parliament’s recent passage of legislation allowing the use of litigation finance in international arbitration cases.