New York, NY, March 25, 2019 — Curiam Capital, a private investment firm that provides financing for high-value litigation, announced that Lauren Bernstein has joined the firm as a Director with a focus on transactional work for the firm’s single-case and portfolio financings. With more than a decade of experience as a finance lawyer, Bernstein will also be monitoring Curiam’s investments and assisting with the firm’s business development efforts.
“Lauren’s arrival will significantly broaden the scope of in-house expertise at Curiam,” said Ross Wallin, Managing Principal at Curiam. “Lauren’s deep experience in commercial financing transactions will strengthen Curiam’s ability to provide customized solutions to the capital needs of claimants and law firms.”
Before joining Curiam, Bernstein was counsel in the corporate finance department of Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, where she specialized in negotiating, structuring, and documenting debt finance transactions and restructurings. Bernstein was also the founder of a NYC-based technology startup company and has worked in-house in the legal department of a full-service investment banking firm and broker-dealer focused on the financial services sector.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Curiam and bring my transactional expertise to the litigation finance industry,” said Bernstein. “Litigation funding is significantly impacting the worlds of finance and law, and I am excited to be part of this rapidly growing area as a member of Curiam’s team. My large law firm and business experience give me the tools to help Curiam continue to provide creative financing solutions to our clients.”
Bernstein earned her B.A. from Cornell University, where she graduated cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her law degree cum laude from New York University School of Law.
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.