July 31, 2020
Key Takeaways from LFJ’s Quarterly Industry Roundup on Commercial Litigation Funding

As it appeared on Litigation Finance Journal This past Thursday, July 30th, Litigation Finance Journal held a special digital conference covering the key issues facing the commercial funding industry. Moderator Ed Truant (ET) of Slingshot Capital helmed a roundtable discussion which included panelists William Farrell (WF), co-founder of Longford Capital, Robert Hanna (RH), co-founder of Augusta Ventures, and Molly […]

July 27, 2020
Basics of Patent Litigation Funding

Documentation Claimants and Attorneys Should Provide Funders Because patent holders may face large, well-capitalized defendants who have unlimited resources to fight litigations claims, patent litigants have historically been at the forefront of pursuing third-party litigation financing to prosecute their cases.  As the litigation financing industry has grown, patent litigation continues to be heavily sought after […]

June 26, 2020
Curiam Capital is Ranked by Chambers and Partners

Curiam Capital is proud to be ranked as one of the top litigation finance firms in the United States by Chambers and Partners in its annual guide on Litigation Funding. Chambers describes Curiam as providing “innovative and cutting-edge financial structuring” and offering some of the “best terms on the market.” Chambers also notes that Curiam […]

June 26, 2020
Presenting a Case to a Litigation Funder

My industry colleagues wrote a great article on LAW360 that attorneys and claimants should read before presenting a case to a litigation funder.  See https://www.law360.com/articles/1278450/practical-tips-for-presenting-your-case-to-litigation-funders.  Below are some thoughts, with specific examples of how this comes up in practice, that will provide additional guidance to those seeking funding.    (1) Do not try to hide […]

June 22, 2020
2020 Litigation Finance Survey Report

Above The Law published its annual Litigation Finance Survey report for 2020.  There are some notable takeaways from the report that all show the increasing traction of the litigation finance industry over the past year.  The survey results included the following: 69.79% of respondents have firsthand experience working with a litigation finance firm.  That’s a […]

June 17, 2020
Litigation Finance as Business Development Tool to Support Advancement of Women in Law Firms

A recent Law360 article[1] discussed the implications of a New York Bar Association report finding that the percentage of women in lead counsel roles in court cases in New York state has not increased significantly over the last three years and remains stuck around 25%.  When you look at this statistic for private practice lead […]

June 13, 2020
Interview with Lauren Bernstein, Director at Curiam Capital LLC

As it appeared on JDSupra MS. BERNSTEIN SHARES WITH US HER IN-DEPTH EXPERIENCE WITH LITIGATION FINANCE, AND HOW COVID-19 HAS AFFECTED HER JOB. One of the more noteworthy developments over the past few years in the litigation arena has been the rise of litigation funding. A newer name in the industry is Curiam Capital LLC, […]

June 10, 2020
Minnesota Supreme Court Abolishes Ancient Doctrine of Champerty and Finds Litigation Funding Agreement Enforceable

On June 3, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court abolished, under Minnesota law, the common law doctrine that champertous agreements are unenforceable. This is an important decision for the litigation funding industry, and the Court’s opinion highlighted certain benefits of litigation funding.   Champerty is defined as “an agreement to divide litigation proceeds between the owner […]

June 4, 2020
2020 Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance

Curiam Capital’s Owen Cyrulnik, Ross Wallin, and Molly Pease were named 2020 Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance. This list brings together pioneers of the litigation finance industry who have helped build the industry for decades alongside emerging funders bringing technological tools to better funding assessment and results. See the entire list here. About […]

June 3, 2020
Curiam Capital Participates in Chaffetz Lindsey’s “Donate Your Commute” Initiative

The team at Curiam Capital proudly participated in Chaffetz Lindsey’s “Donate Your Commute” initiative supporting the NYLPI and City Harvest. About “Donate Your Commute” In a firm-wide effort, 100% of the lawyers, paralegals, managers, and support staff at Chaffetz Lindsey made individual donations in a special fundraising drive to benefit NYLPI and City Harvest, two […]