October 17, 2019
Not every company that seeks litigation financing does so because it lacks the resources to pursue elective litigation. Well-capitalized companies, can use litigation funding to help turn legal claims into valuable assets and, transforming the legal department into a contributor to corporate revenues and profits.
October 09, 2019
What’s next for funding? As the legal industry continues to evolve, and as companies and law firms look to reduce risk and raise revenue, litigation finance will be a key driver.
October 02, 2019
Recently, the United States Court of Federal Claims rejected the U.S. Government’s argument that a litigation financing agreement precluded a plaintiff from asserting a claim for attorneys’ fees.
September 25, 2019
Patent cases are excellent candidates for litigation funding. Hear Sarah Tsou, Bentham’s investment manager and former Kirkland partner and patent litigator, describe how funding and patent litigation work together.
September 18, 2019
Litigation is inherently unpredictable. We consider a few of the case developments that can affect funding relationships, how they might be handled, and the solutions that funders, claimants and their counsel typically adopt when a case takes a surprising turn.
September 11, 2019
With litigation funding, companies can ease shareholder fears about proactive litigation and leverage their claims to unlock the value of their litigation assets
September 04, 2019
Stevens & Lee bankruptcy specialist, Nicolas Kajon discusses how litigation finance benefits his clients and why law firms should build relationships with funders like Bentham.
August 28, 2019
For a small law firm—even one with deeply experienced talent and a proven record of success—it can be difficult to win a battle for litigation work against a BigLaw competitor. A litigation funder can help small, well-qualified firms level the competitive playing field with BigLaw.
August 21, 2019
Quinn Emanuel partner and patent litigator Steve Cherny discusses the ways his firm shares risk with clients, how litigation funding has affected Cherny's practice, and how funding is benefitting the legal system as a whole.
August 14, 2019
How valuable is your patent litigation claim? Quinn Emanuel partner and patent litigator Steve Cherny sat down with Bentham IMF investment manager Sarah Tsou to share his 30 years of knowledge and insights on the patent industry.
August 07, 2019
For insolvent companies with high-value claims, litigation financing can unlock capital to pay creditors or keep operations afloat.
July 31, 2019
In-house legal teams and their outside counsel are under ever-greater pressure to do more with less. We explain how a shift in strategy can help generals counsel continue to deliver results and even drive revenues despite budget cuts.
July 24, 2019
As we advance into the second half of 2019, three trends that have taken shape in recent years continue to propel growth of the litigation finance industry. We identify the trends below and discuss why they continue to matter in a sector bringing well-timed disruption to the legal services pricing model.
July 17, 2019
Litigation practice groups can yield predictable cash flows—even while taking matters on full contingency. We explain how portfolio financing makes it possible
July 10, 2019
In many insurance coverage cases, the insured may forego their coverage claims or settle for pennies on the dollar because the insured lacks the time, energy, and resources to pursue litigation. By working with a litigation funder, the insured can assert its rights with minimal up-front investment
July 03, 2019
While Bentham IMF appreciates the role it can play in giving plaintiffs the resources they need to have a fighting chance in cases where the strength of their claims merit pursuit, we must exercise caution when making investments.
June 27, 2019
What many lawyers may not realize is that they can take proactive steps to do something about it—and in the process obtain new, or more, business while forging a stronger relationship with their clients. In working with a litigation funder, outside counsel can develop a plan for alternative fee arrangements for affirmative litigation that will drive revenue for their client, trim litigation costs, and reduce risk.
June 19, 2019
Litigation funding isn’t just for clients: increasingly, law firms are turning to funders to help them manage the business side of law so that they can better focus on winning cases, meeting client needs, and attracting new business.
June 12, 2019
Litigation finance can serve as a powerful tool for new general counsel looking to transform their law departments. The new GCs are inheriting a rapidly shifting legal department landscape. Increasingly, companies are expecting law department leaders not only to mitigate risk, but to help generate revenue and boost corporate profit margins.
June 05, 2019
Legal industry surveys estimate 72 percent of litigators will have firsthand experience working with a litigation financing company within two years. Find out what sets a funder apart.