Mastering Law Practice Management

Litigation finance is a highly useful tool that helps law firms boost the bottom line and manage risk while meeting client demand for greater service at lower cost. The non-recourse portfolio funding that Bentham provides affords firms immediate cash flow that can be used to pay for operations, existing litigation-related expenses, or to take on new litigation. Learn more below.

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.
September 14, 2016
Bentham IMF works with law firms to create litigation portfolios that allow firms to finance several clients’ cases at once.
September 13, 2016
In this week's blog on Prism Legal, Bentham's Dave Kerstein discusses the evolution of the litigation finance industry in the U.S. and discusses why law firms increasingly look to funding as a means to reduce risk.
September 07, 2016
Scorched earth tactics tend to occur in cases where a smaller business sues a larger, deep-pocketed defendant.
August 31, 2016
In the second of this two-part series in The State Bar of California's 'Big News for Solo and Small Firms,' L.A. Investment Manager David Gallagher discusses common ethical issues raised by practitioners over the use of litigation funding.
August 17, 2016
While each funder uses a unique set of criteria to assess the potential value of investing in a case, lawyers are likely to find similarities in the factors taken into consideration.
August 10, 2016
When lawyers become comfortable with explaining the intricacies of litigation funding, they become better counselors to their clients because they are able to present a broader array of options for financing a case.
July 25, 2016
While law firms have traditionally taken bank loans or used their own partner equity to cover expansion costs, litigation finance presents an appealing new option for a number of reasons.
July 07, 2016
Litigation funding for individual cases and law firm portfolios not only “enhances” attorney effort, but often makes that effort possible.
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 22, 2016
In the first of this two-part series, read about how litigation finance helps small firms and solo practitioners.