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.
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.