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 […]

May 22, 2020
New to Litigation Finance? Start Here.

While litigation finance is now commonly discussed and considered in the legal industry, many people still have questions about what it is, how it works, and why it is financially beneficial to claimholders and law firms.  This post will discuss these basic questions for single-case commercial litigation funding, and later posts will discuss certain aspects […]

April 24, 2020
Law360’s 2020 Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board

As appeared in Law360 Law360 (April 24, 2020, 10:53 AM EDT) — Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2020 Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board. The editorial advisory board provides feedback on Law360’s coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage. The members of Law360’s 2020 Legal Industry Editorial Advisory […]

April 22, 2020
Curiam Capital Director Anup Misra Participates in ELEV8 Webinar Series Global Insights Platform

Last week, Curiam Capital’s Director Anup Misra was a panelist on ELEV8’s new webinar series, Global Insights Platform.  The panel, which included  Jason Charkow and Louis Young, discussed the current trends and challenges of the litigation financing market and what they expect moving forward.  Here are a few takeaways from the discussion:  Demand for litigation funding has been […]

March 9, 2020
NYC Bar Association Working Group Endorses Litigation Finance

The New York City Bar Association, one of the nation’s most influential legal associations with 24,000 members, created a working group in January 2019 to study litigation funding. The forming of this working group was important as the New York City Bar Association had previously issued a controversial non-binding opinion stating that litigation finance could […]