July 06, 2016
As the litigation finance industry continues its growth and expansion within the marketplace, so does the body of case law discussing whether communications made between a claimant and a funder are privileged.
June 30, 2016
In conclusion to this 4-part series, we look at how recent decisions protecting claimant-funder communications and work product indicate the judiciary’s growing acceptance of litigation funding.
June 29, 2016
In recent weeks, large law firms have announced significant increases in associate salaries. Not surprisingly, many clients are voicing concerns over any potential rises in billable rates as firms try to pass those costs onto clients. Long before the announcements, firms were already dealing with increasing pressure from clients shifting work in-house and asking for reduced rates, discounts, and alternative fee arrangements. As Allison Chock and Matt Harrison (the heads of our Los Angeles and San Francisco offices respectively) explain in our Q&A below, litigation funding provides a great way to address these issues and also create new value for clients.
June 28, 2016
In Part 3 of this 4-part series, we will look at the Florida Bankruptcy Court’s analysis and application of the Work Product Doctrine to a document production request in In re International Trading Company, LLC (“IOTC”).]
June 22, 2016
In the first of this two-part series, read about how litigation finance helps small firms and solo practitioners.
June 21, 2016
Working with well-established litigation funders can have unexpected benefits for law firms. Among those benefits are opportunities to receive referrals for new business.
June 14, 2016
As the litigation finance industry continues its growth and expansion within the marketplace, so does the body of case law discussing whether communications made between a claimant and a funder are privileged. While there is a slight variance in how different jurisdictions apply the privilege doctrines and exceptions thereto, the overwhelming majority of case law has developed in favor of finding that certain communications made to a litigation funder are indeed protected from discovery. In Part 1 of this 4-part series, we will discuss the Court’s analysis and application of the common interest exception to the attorney-client privilege.
June 08, 2016
Peter Thiel's funding of Hulk Hogan's suit against Gawker differs from traditional commercial litigation funding in a number of ways. Bentham explains.
May 11, 2016
As demand for Alternative Fee Arrangements grow in popularity, learn how litigation finance works as a tool to help spread the costs and risks associated with your legal expenses.
December 10, 2015
During the recent seminar, sponsored by Bentham IMF in conjunction with the Harvard Law School Association and hosted by Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles Investment Manager David Gallagher responds to the question posed by moderator David Houston – is commercial litigation finance legal?