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 on business development and monitoring of ongoing litigation for Curiam investments.
“We see a significant demand for financing in IP-related matters and are thrilled that Anup is joining our team to assist with these and other opportunities,” said Owen Cyrulnik, Managing Principal at Curiam. “As we near the end of a very active inaugural year, Curiam looks forward to a growing portfolio of litigation finance deals in the year ahead.”
Before joining Curiam, Misra was a litigation associate in the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP where his practice focused on patent litigation cases in federal court and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has also drafted and negotiated IP-related agreements, conducted due diligence on IP assets, and advised clients on business risks related to IP acquisitions.
Misra earned his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. (cum laude) from Case Western University School of Law.
“Curiam has quickly established itself as a well-respected litigation finance firm and is distinguished in a crowded field,” said Misra. “Intellectual property litigation is well-suited to third party funding, and Curiam’s streamlined, creative process will work well in this sector. I look forward to working with my Curiam colleagues to evaluate and monitor IP and other investment opportunities.”
About Curiam Capital
Curiam specializes in finding flexible and creative financing solutions that allow parties to hire the lawyers of their choice to pursue strong legal claims. Curiam’s financing can free lawyers from the conflicts and compromises that can complicate contingent-fee arrangements. Curiam’s investments are generally non-recourse, getting an agreed-upon return only if the litigation is successful. The majority external funder of Curiam is Michael Platt, who co-founded and is the CEO of BlueCrest Capital Management, a private investment partnership and formerly one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers.