Legal Counsel

New York City (1 position available)

Job Description

Bentham is searching for a Legal Counsel to help meet the growing needs of our business in New York. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and goal-focused individual who embraces a collaborative, team-based environment. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years’ litigation experience to be considered for the position. The compensation package is competitive, and for Legal Counsel who excel in the position, there is a clear path for growth within the company.

The position involves performing due diligence on cases for potential investment, including delving into the facts and legal issues presented by the cases and exercising good judgment regarding the merits of the cases and their likelihood of success. Legal Counsel then provide legal advice and recommendations to the company regarding the advisability of investment in the cases. The position also includes ongoing monitoring of funded investments, meeting and speaking with lawyers and claimants to discuss litigation finance, conducting general research on legal, strategic and other issues, and preparing written presentations on litigation finance-related topics.

Qualified candidates must have persuasive communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels, both in the legal and business community.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5 or more years of litigation experience (J.D. obtained in 2013 or earlier)
  • Superior academic credentials from a top-tier law school (or top 10% at second-tier school)
  • Training at an AmLaw 100 or trial boutique firm a plus
  • Trial experience desired, though not required
  • Sharp legal analytical skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Marketing or business development experience a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and outgoing personality
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Self-starter (initiates projects rather than waiting for them to be assigned)
  • Well-organized and good with time management
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to: [email protected].

Company Description

Bentham IMF is the US arm of publicly listed IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF), one of the most successful litigation funding companies in the world, and one of only two Chambers and Partners "Band One" litigation funding companies in the US, with a portfolio that has a total claim's estimated recoverable amount size value of $5.6 billion AUD. Together, our companies have 14 offices throughout the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Asia and provide funding to clients in jurisdictions including the US, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. We have reviewed thousands of commercial cases in the past 17 years, funding to completion 175 cases and generating $2.2 billion AUD in recoveries. We have achieved a 90% success rate, with clients utilizing our funding retaining an average of 62% of all case proceeds.