A Primer on Ethics Topics Relating to Commercial Litigation Funding



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Burford’s Senior Vice President Andrew Cohen and Vice President Alyx Pattison will provide an overview of one of the most talked-about tools of the legal industry: legal finance.

They will explain what legal finance is and how it works while addressing its practical applications. After introducing the tool, they will spend the remainder of the webcast discussing the ethical considerations pertaining to its use, addressing subjects such as control, work product and attorney-client privilege, among other topics.

Save your spot for this informative webcast that will cover:

  • An overview of legal finance and examples of its applications
  • Answers to common questions about ethics topics, including:
    • Champerty, maintenance, barratry
    • Usury
    • Work product
    • Attorney-client privilege
    • And more…

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Andrew Cohen | Senior Vice President | Burford Captial

Andrew Cohen is a Senior Vice President of Burford’s underwriting and investment arm.

Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Cohen was a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton, where he specialized in litigation and regulatory matters involving financial institutions and complex financial products, as well as IP matters relating to trademark disputes. He regularly represented financial institutions and public companies before state Attorneys General, the SEC, and the DOJ in investigations into complex securities including auction rate securities and MBS, accounting issues and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

Mr. Cohen graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Alyx Pattison | Vice President | Burford Captial

Alyx Pattison is Vice President at Burford, focused on originating new business with law firms and corporate legal departments, based in Chicago.

Ms. Pattison has an extensive background in both law and politics, with well over a decade of experience as a litigator. Before joining Burford, she was the Founder and President of a political consulting business with a focus on providing legal advice and compliance for congressional campaigns. Prior to this, Ms. Pattison was a Partner in the litigation departments of AmLaw 100 firms, Akerman LLP and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, with a focus on defense of publicly traded companies in securities class actions, M&A litigation and shareholder derivative suits. Ms. Pattison has been actively involved with Women’s Leadership and Diversity Committees.

Ms. Pattison graduated from the University of Utah and holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.

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