Firm News

July 16, 2018
Portfolio Finance as a Tool for Law Firm Business Development

In portfolio finance transactions, a litigation finance company provides capital to a firm, usually a law firm but sometimes a litigant, in exchange for a negotiated share in whatever proceeds the firm receives from a portfolio of cases. The cases in the portfolio typically are cross-collateralized, which means that the litigation finance company’s return comes […]

June 5, 2018
5 Myths About Litigation Finance

As it appeared in Above the Law Litigation finance is becoming more well-known and understood, but misconceptions still abound. By DAVID LAT If you’re not familiar with how litigation finance works, you should fix that — fast. Litigation finance is growing dramatically in popularity and importance, and both litigators and transactional attorneys need to understand […]

May 6, 2018
How Litigation Finance Can Increase Rack Rate Realization for Law Firms

As is appeared in the Litigation Finance Journal A recent Citi Private Bank and Hildebrandt Consulting survey shed light on a reality many are all too aware of: The business of Law is a tough business. “Demand has been flat for nearly a decade as alternative service providers crowd the market and more corporate legal departments bring […]

May 4, 2018
Litigation Finance as a Tool to Increase Law Firm Rate Realization

As it appeared on the New York Law Journal Litigation finance can offer a middle path for law firms to recover 50-75 percent of their rack rates on an ongoing basis, while retaining upside in the form of a success fee that often pushes realizations to 125 percent or more of rack rates. By Ross […]

May 1, 2018
Help for Businesses Facing Litigation

As it appeared in Forbes Mary Juetten, CONTRIBUTOR Lawsuits are in the news constantly and in dealing with small businesses over the past almost decade, I have heard many CEOs complain about attorney fees. Particularly with respect to patent litigation, companies cannot afford the millions and also cannot find a firm to take the case […]

March 26, 2018
Law360’s Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board

As it appeared on Law360 Law360 (March 26, 2018, 3:19 PM EDT) — Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2018 Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board. The purpose of the editorial advisory board is to get feedback on Law360’s coverage and gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape […]

March 23, 2018
Big Law Embraces Litigation Finance

As it appeared on Bloomberg Big Law Business By Stephanie Russell-Kraft – Big Law Business Litigation finance is booming, and Big Law is getting on board. The practice originated in Australia in the 1990s and took hold in the U.K. soon thereafter. It has only recently come to the U.S., as law firms consider alternative […]

February 6, 2018
Billionaire BlueCrest Hedge Fund CEO Bets Big On Litigation Financing Startup

Alison Frankel’s On The Case Copyright (c) 2018 Thomson Reuters February 1, 2018 Alison Frankel (Reuters) – Here’s more proof, if you needed it, that litigation financing is here to stay. On Thursday, former Grais & Ellsworth partners Owen Cyrulnik and Ross Wallin announced the launch of a new litigation financing shop, Curiam Capital. They’ve […]

February 1, 2018
Former Litigators Launch New Litigation Finance Firm Curiam Capital LLC

February 1, 2018.  Former litigators launch new litigation finance firm Curiam Capital LLC in New York.  Owen Cyrulnik and Ross Wallin, previously partners with litigation boutique Grais & Ellsworth LLP, known for its successful representation of institutional investors in ground-breaking financial crisis litigation, are co-Managing Principals of the new entity.  Together, they will oversee the […]