September 24, 2018
LF Dealmakers Forum in NYC Brings Together Funders, Lawyers & Investors

As it appeared in the Litigation Finance Journal.  By John Freund Last Monday and Tuesday, litigation funders, lawyers and investors convened at the Apella event space on East 29th Street in Manhattan for the inaugural LF Dealmakers Forum. This article will highlight the panel discussions at the conference (for a recap of the keynote speech delivered […]

September 18, 2018
Disclosure Rules, Ethics Hang Over Legal Funding Conference

As it appeared on Law360 By Sam Reisman Law360, New York (September 17, 2018, 7:29 PM EDT) — A panel of litigation finance experts pushed back Monday against a recent bar opinion that portfolio funding could be unethical and told representatives from the burgeoning industry that they should prepare themselves for some form of enhanced […]

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 […]

July 9, 2018
Wallin Will Be Speaking at Inaugural Litigation Finance Dealmakers Forum

Curiam Capital Managing Principal, Ross Wallin, will be moderating a panel at the Inaugural Litigation Finance Dealmakers Forum on September 17 – 18 at The Apella in New York City. The panel, entitled “Deconstructing Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues,” is scheduled for 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on the event’s first day, September 17. The […]

July 9, 2018
Cyrulnik Will Be Speaking at CFA Society New York Litigation Finance Event

Curiam Capital Managing Principal, Owen L. Cyrulnik, will be a speaker at the CFA Society New York event entitled “Litigation Finance – An Alternatives Strategy Event” on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The session will explore the growing litigation finance market and associated investment opportunities, including the origins of the market, the size of the opportunities, […]

June 19, 2018
Is Litigation Finance Hot? Hiring Points to Yes.

As is appeared in Institutional Investor Another firm is staffing up, and aiming to open financing options to law firms’ clients. By Alicia McElhaney  Litigation finance firm Parabellum Capital has made three hires in an effort to expand into a growing market.  Parabellum has hired Dai Wai Chin Feman as its director of commercial litigation strategies, […]

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 17, 2018
Curiam Statement on Litigation Funding Developments

In the last ten days, there have been two developments concerning the disclosure of litigation finance agreements. On May 7, federal Judge Dan Polster issued an order in the opioids multidistrict litigation in Ohio that required limited disclosure of litigation finance agreements. Although the order was hailed in some circles as big news, the litigation […]

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 […]