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Even though Susman Godfrey partner Shawn Rabin works for a firm with four decades of experience making a contingency-based commercial litigation practice work, his phone line is buzzing with entreaties from litigation funders.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers law firms' global strategy and economics. Based in Philadelphia, he writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," exploring change and innovation in the legal services market. Contact him at dpackel@alm.com. On Twitter at @packeld

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