Firm News

December 7, 2018
Phillips Nizer Adds Richard Kaye as Partner

As it appeared on the National Law Journal And other announcements of recent hirings and promotions of New York attorneys. By Patricia Kane Phillips Nizer has added Richard Kaye as a partner. He joins from Ellenoff Grossman & Schole where he was chair of the litigation department and served as one of that firm’s managing […]

December 3, 2018
Anup Misra Joins Curiam Capital as Director with Focus on Intellectual Property-Related Litigation Finance

As it appeared in Litigation Finance Journal New York, NY, December 3, 2018 — Curiam Capital, a private investment firm that provides financing for high-value litigation, announced that Anup Misra has joined the firm as a Director to assist with underwriting financing opportunities related to intellectual property litigation. Misra, an experienced IP-litigator, will also work […]

November 29, 2018
Follow the Money: High Performance Counsel Interviews The Leadership Team of Curiam Capital LLC

As it appeared on High Performance Counsel WHO ARE YOU AND HOW DID YOU END UP IN THE LEGAL BUSINESS? J. ROSS WALLIN: Before co-founding Curiam, I worked as a litigator in New York for nearly two decades, first at two white shoe firms where I did mostly defense-side work, and later as a partner […]

November 21, 2018
Curiam Named in Alt Credit’s 12 for 2019

Alt Credit magazine named Curiam Capital one of the top 12 new credit funds for 2019 in its October 2018 issue. Founders Owen Cyrulnik and Ross Wallin launched the new litigation finance firm, Curiam Capital LLC, in February 2018 with financial backing from Bluecrest founder Michael Platt. Alt Credit commented: “Once a niche sector within […]

October 4, 2018
Burford Raises $250 M in 24 Hours, Litigation Funding Rolls On

As it appeared in Bloomberg Big Law Business By Stephanie Russell-Kraft – Bloomberg Law Burford Capital, the world’s largest litigation finance firm, announced this week that it had raised another $250 million in a span of just 24 hours, the latest sign that litigation funding is still booming. As Bloomberg Law reported in March, Big […]

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 […]