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Beyond the Basics of Litigation Funding: A 360 Degree Perspective

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 69 minutes
Recorded Date: February 01, 2018
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Litigation finance defined
  • Litigation finance for law firms
  • Litigation finance for businesses
  • Portfolio financing
  • Litigation finance in practice
  • The investment process
  • Funder relationship
  • Investment criteria and pricing
Runtime: 1 hour and 9 minutes
Recorded: February 1st, 2018


Litigation funding has grown 414% in the United States in the last four years. This session will provide a basic understanding of what litigation funding is, how it’s used, why the demand for funding is so strong, and what law firms and clients should know about the industry’s economics. In addition, our speakers will go beyond the basics to explain and discuss different funding models, their relevance to specific areas of commercial litigation and arbitration, and how they can be applied to help law firms and in-house teams not only manage litigation cost and risk but also leverage claims as assets with value to the business.

This program was recorded on February 1st, 2018.

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Jay Greenberg

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Prior to founding LexShares Mr. Greenberg worked in Deutsche Bank's technology investment banking group where he focused on merger & acquisition advisory, debt and equity financings primarily for enterprise software, technology services, and financial technology companies. While at Deutsche Bank Mr. Greenberg advised on over $13 billion of mergers & acquisitions and was involved in raising more than $5 billion of equity and debt financing. Mr. Greenberg received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Corporate Reporting & Analysis from Boston College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Greenberg holds Series 79, 63, 82 and 65 licenses.

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Christy Searl

Burford Capital LLC

Christy Searl is a Director of Burford’s underwriting and investment arm in New York with significant expertise in bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring.

Ms. Searl’s expertise in bankruptcy results from her decades of experience in the field, most recently as a Senior Vice President in the Office of the General Counsel at the Lehman Estate and, before that, in the Litigation Group at Lehman Brothers and as an associate at Chadbourne & Park LLP. Having managed scores of US and global litigation and workout matters at the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate over nearly a decade, Ms. Searl is uniquely positioned to provide innovative solutions to debtors, creditors and professionals in the bankruptcy space.

Ms. Searl received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, and received her undergraduate degree from Brown University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Gary Miller

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

A skilled litigator with more than two decades of experience, Gary has been described as an “outstanding attorney” who has “an ability to drown out the everyday noise of law practice and deliver exceptional and focused work product for all of his clients.” He has handled a broad range of commercial cases for clients such as Groupon, CNA and the Chicago Cubs, including hundreds of matters involving trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, patents and restrictive covenants. Gary also represents Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms and trading companies in cases concerning post-acquisition disputes, alleged securities violations, breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud, privacy violations and consumer class actions. He has first-chaired trials, arbitrations and other evidentiary hearings across the country with great success.

Before its combination with Shook, Gary was managing principal of the litigation boutique Grippo & Elden LLC. He now serves as Chair of Shook’s Business Litigation Section.

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Paul Seeman

Chief Business Officer & General Counsel
UI Labs

In his role as Chief Business Officer General Counsel, Paul Seeman oversees the growth and start-up strategies as well as the business operations at UI LABS. UI LABS is a tech accelerator with over 300 members focused on smart manufacturing and smart infrastructure that is funded by both the Department of Defense and the MacArthur Foundation.

Prior to UI LABS, Paul was the general counsel of LAMB Partners, a Forbes 400 family office. In his role at LAMB, Paul oversaw the formation and growth of Rush Street Gaming, a casino that opened and operated 5 land-based casinos and an online casino operation during Paul’s tenure. In addition, at LAMB, Paul oversaw all legal issues related to investments in hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, litigation finance funds, start-up companies and other one-off investments.

Paul has been studying and investing in litigation finance since 2011. Prior to joining LAMB, Paul worked in the hedge fund group at Sidley Austin in Chicago and in the corporate group (with a focus on hedge funds) at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York. Paul is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law. Paul currently serves as the Chairman of Illinois Legal Aid Online.

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