The use of litigation finance, where all or a portion of the costs of litigation is provided by a third party investor, is on the rise. Litigation finance can be used to level the playing field in legal disputes by supporting both the pursuit of meritorious litigation and ensuring the financial survival of thinly capitalized claimants or clients. As an industry leader in providing client-centric approaches, Goodwin has helped many clients in navigating the world of litigation financing tools, which provide an alternative to traditional hourly billing that allows clients to share litigation costs and risks with litigation funders and law firms. Join us for an informative discussion of litigation financing strategies and lessons learned from Natasha Daughtrey, partner in IP litigation at Goodwin, Katharine Wolanyk, MD from Burford Capital, and Fiona Chaney, Legal Counsel and Senior Investment Manager from Omni Bridgeway, and moderated by Dr. Yoko Bian, an IP litigation science advisor. The panel will cover an overview of how litigation finance works, how it can be used to create client-focused pricing strategy and models, what clients are looking for from funders, funders considerations in choosing cases/outside counsel, lessons learned, and thoughts on the future of litigation finance.
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