Latest Research on Recession Proofing Your Practice/Company and Gaining a Competitive Edge


Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET |11 a.m. PT

Cost: Complimentary

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Legal finance, once considered niche, is becoming commonplace, embraced by CFOs as a recession-proofing tool.

Join this webcast for an exclusive look at the latest research. David Perla and Elizabeth Fisher, Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Burford Capital, respectively, will together share insights on a tool that in-house legal teams are using to finance recovery programs, monetize valuable legal assets and offload cost and risk, and that law firms are using to invest in growth, fuel new business and provide clients with flexible fee arrangements. Lawyers are increasingly seeing this tool as a competitive necessity.

Save your spot and you’ll learn:

  • Reported awareness and use of the category by segment and geography
  • How law firms and legal departments are using legal finance
  • How GCs will use legal finance in a recession
  • Why in-house lawyers increasingly see legal finance as part of their recovery programs

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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.

Elizabeth Fisher is a Senior Vice President at Burford, based in London, focused on developing and expanding our relationships with law firms and companies across the UK and Europe.

Ms. Fisher has over 20 years’ experience in business development and law. Prior to joining Burford, Ms. Fisher served in a number of leadership positions at Axiom, the global leading alternative legal services provider, most recently as Vice President, EMEA Head of the Banking & Regulatory Practice. In this role she led a team which developed tech-enabled legal and contracts solutions to enable F500/FTSE 100 clients to meet regulatory deadlines. Prior to Axiom, Ms. Fisher was Head of Client Development at Hogan Lovells, where she established a dedicated function, which successfully managed and grew a portfolio of the firm’s relationships with its largest financial services clients. Ms. Fisher spent the previous decade as a private equity lawyer including at SJ Berwin, having commenced her career at Hogan Lovells.

Ms. Fisher graduated from the University of Exeter, with a degree in Law, and has an MBA from London Business School.

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