Understanding Litigation Finance

When lawyers are able to competently explain the intricacies of litigation funding, they become better counselors to their clients, as they are able to present a broader array of options for financing a case. Learn more below about how funding works.

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.
November 20, 2019
Lengthy lawsuits and drawn out appeals can heighten emotional stress, financial costs, and litigation risks for lawyers and plaintiffs. Appeal Funding can help reduce these burdens, allowing parties to stay the course to reach an appropriate merits-based, rather than cost-driven, resolution.
November 13, 2019
Litigation funding offers benefits in Intellectual Property cases that cannot be achieved through traditional contingency arrangements, or through self-funding. We discuss how funding can provide patent lawyers a strategic advantage.
November 06, 2019
For companies seeking funding, an experienced funder can help assess the strength of litigation and provide connections and advice on counsel and experts that can help maximize recoveries.
October 23, 2019
In a large antitrust action, the question often arises of whether a possible class member should participate by remaining in the class or pursue its own action and opt out of the class action. There are benefits and costs associated with both approaches. Here, we analyze how companies should consider these issues and how litigation finance can help.
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