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The industry is expected to see big deployment pressure in 2018. Illustration: Shutterstock.com

Litigation finance had a big year in 2017, one marked by expansion in the United States by major names like Vannin Capital and Woodsford Litigation Funding, eye-popping dollar figures, and large numbers of Big Law hires—as well as some controversies and cases gone awry. Here’s a look at five things to watch for in the industry in the months ahead.

Ben Hancock

Ben Hancock is a San Francisco-based reporter covering litigation, technology, finance, and the future of law. He writes a weekly news briefing covering those topics called "What's Next." Ben can be reached via email at bhancock@alm.com, or on Twitter: @benghancock

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