The State of Litigation Finance: Key 2018 Research & Insights



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Date Recorded: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Litigation finance continues to rise as a rapidly growing category that is transforming the business of law. Join us for an exclusive, in-depth, first-look at breaking insights and results from Burford Captial’s 2018 Litigation Finance Survey.

The annual survey sheds light on this new, cutting-edge category that is generating widespread interest from clients and law-firms alike and includes one-on-one interviews with top GCs and law firm partners, in addition to hundreds of responses from lawyers and in-house counsel.

Join this discussion to hear David Perla, Managing Director of Burford Capital, deliver an informative analysis on the state of litigation finance in 2018.

Register for this webcast to learn:

    • Who is using litigation finance and why
    • The awareness and perceptions that exist about the industry
    • The rate of growth of litigation finance
    • Which practice areas find the tool most applicable



David Perla | Managing Director | Burford Capital

David Perla is a Managing Director responsible for overseeing Burford’s global origination and marketing efforts and is based in New York. An entrepreneur and legal industry leader with expertise in building high-growth legal and technology-driven businesses, he was named a Top 50 Innovator of the Last 50 Years by The American Lawyer.

Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Perla served as President of Bloomberg BNA Legal Division/Bloomberg Law, where he oversaw Bloomberg BNA’s legal and related products, including its flagship Bloomberg Law enterprise legal news, information and tools platform. Previously, Mr. Perla co-founded and was Co-CEO and a director of Pangea3, the top-ranked global legal process outsourcing provider. Pangea3 was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010 and grew to over 1,000 employees globally under Mr. Perla’s leadership. Before launching Pangea3, he was Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Monster.com. Mr. Perla began his career in the New York office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Mr. Perla earned his BA and JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ari Kaplan | Principal | Ari Kaplan Adivisors

Ari Kaplan, a leading legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree and a finalist for ILTA’s 2015 Thought Leader of the Year award. His most recent book, Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace, was released in Japanese, and Thomson Reuters is publishing the second edition of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development in 2016.

He is the principal researcher for a variety of widely distributed benchmarking reports and has also been the keynote speaker for events in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and throughout the U.S. Kaplan is also the founder of the Lawcountability® business development platform, a finalist for ILTA’s 2015 Innovative Solution Provider of the Year award.

Named a “Law Star” by LawCrossing, Kaplan provides law-related ghostwriting for a number of companies, firms and individuals in the legal industry. He has served as a member of the Law Technology News Editorial Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Editors for ALM’s Marketing the Law Firm and Legal Tech.

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