Location

TKP New York Conference Center

Date

April 4, 2019

Time

07:30 AM – 05:30 PM

Hosted By

The Litigation Funding Forum

Litigation funding is an increasingly popular way to finance the high cost of a legal action, whether as plaintiff or defendant. Lawyers at the highest ranks of the legal profession are updating their toolkits to perform work in litigation funding, while financiers raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fuel demand.

In an uncertain and complex regulatory environment, The Litigation Funding Forum is your single greatest resource for getting up-to-the-moment information from the brightest minds in the business.

The Litigation Funding Forum

Litigation funding is an increasingly popular way to finance the high cost of a legal action, whether as plaintiff or defendant. Lawyers at the highest ranks of the legal profession are updating their toolkits to perform work in litigation funding, while financiers raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fuel demand.

In an uncertain and complex regulatory environment, The Litigation Funding Forum is your single greatest resource for getting up-to-the-moment information from the brightest minds in the business.

Who'll Be Attending

This conference is the premiere event uniting the most active and influential participants in this highly specialized and fast-growing market. Our litigation finance content and the professional speakers who deliver it are without equal.

  • Specialty Litigation Investment Funds
  • Law Firms
  • Accounting and Financial Advisory Firms
  • Corporate Counsels
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Pension Funds and Endowments

1-on-1 Meetings

The 2019 Litigation Funding Forum will include 1-on-1 meetings scheduled through our event app, allowing you to connect with conference attendees even before the event.

You can count on expert commentary and insights, the best networking, and private 1-on-1 meetings to maximize your business development.

Education

Discussion of legal issues, finance trends, and deal dynamics.

Networking

Surround yourself with thought-leaders in the industry.

Ideas

Innovative ideas from a roster of investors, lawyers, and deal-makers.

Keynote Speaker

Senator Robert Ortt

NY Sen. Robert Ortt

State Senator, New York State

DealFlow Events is pleased to announce that New York State Senator Robert Ortt will be a keynote speaker. Sen. Ortt last year introduced and guided the successful passage of New York’s Litigation Funding Act. Sen. Ortt will discuss how the Act improves transparency in litigation funding, while offering protections for the parties involved. He will also address issues impacting the broader litigation funding industry, and will be doing a Q&A session and networking with attendees.

Event Speakers

Our panelists and presenters are thought leaders in the industry.

The Agenda

At DealFlow Events, we program every conference for maximum value. All of our panelists and presenters are carefully vetted to ensure programming content comes from experts in their respective fields. No fluff. No filler. DealFlow Events deliver real value, with substantive panel discussions and unparalleled networking opportunities.

The Agenda

At DealFlow Events, we program every conference for maximum value. All of our panelists and presenters are carefully vetted to ensure programming content comes from experts in their respective fields. No fluff. No filler. DealFlow Events deliver real value, with substantive panel discussions and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Comprehensive Content & Innovative Ideas

The Litigation Funding Forum is your single greatest resource for getting up-to-the-moment information from the brightest minds in the business.

Breakfast & Registration

07:30 AM

State of the Litigation Funding Market (Panel)

  • Latest trends in the litigation funding marketplace
  • Challenges facing legal counsel with litigation funding
  • Benefits to investors in litigation funding
  • Growth prospects in the marketplace: Leveling the legal playing field

John Kelly, Managing Director - Panelist

American Legal Finance Association

Jake Cantrell, Chief Credit Officer - Panelist

Armadillo Financial Partners

08:50 AM

Know the Law: Litigation Finance Regulation in the Pipeline (Presentation)

  • Key legislative developments pending across the United States
  • Forecasting the potential impact across commercial litigation funding

Eric Schuller, President - Speaker

The Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding

10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:40 AM

Litigation Funding in Class Actions vs. Arbitration (Fireside Chat)

  • Securing Funds for class actions
  • Litigation funding for mandatory arbitration cases
  • FINRA & arbitration
  • Recovery and distribution of class action settlements vs. arbitration

Lisa Richman, Partner - Speaker

McDermott Will and Emery

11:00 AM

Comparison Shopping: What Counsel Should Look for in Identifying the Right Litigation Financing Firm for Their Clients (Panel)

  • Flexibility in deal structure, understanding the litigation funder’s economics
  • Speed to funding
  • Aligning funder expertise with unique legal cases
  • Determining funder reliability, funds held in reserve

11:50 AM

Lunch Break

12:35 PM

Litigation Funding in Patent & Intellectual Property Cases (Panel)

  • Patent/Intellectual property cases: a growing trend
  • High cost of patent cases makes them a natural fit for litigation financing
  • Identifying the right funder for the case

01:30 PM

Litigation Funding at a Crossroads: Regulation and Reponses (Presentation)

  • Presentation by Eric Blinderman, CEO of Therium Capital Management

Eric Blinderman, CEO - Speaker

Therium Capital Management (USA)

02:20 PM

Networking Break

03:00 PM

Evaluating New Funding Products from Litigation Financiers (Panel)

  • Litigation funding firms projected to double. More players = more competition
  • Explaining options to legal clients
  • Specialization: a growing financing trend

Michael Morris, Director - Panelist

Northleaf Capital Partners

Joshua Meltzer, Managing Director - Panelist

Woodsford Litigation Funding

03:15 PM

Originating Deal Flow: How Commercial Litigation Funders Source Investment Opportunities (Panel)

  • Massive investor demand for opportunities not tied to stock markets
  • Comparing litigation finance to other niche investment vehicles
  • Working with hedge funds and asset managers

Ian Cunningham, CEO - Panelist

Affiniti Finance Limited

04:05 PM

Ethical Issues for Attorneys Using Litigation Funding (Panel)

  • Litigation funding issues raised by the court systems
  • Critical regulatory and compliance issues
  • Do litigation funders exert too much influence over the cases they fund and settlements they will accept?
  • Is there adequate access to capital for funding lawsuits?

Tyler Maulsby, Counsel - Moderator

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

04:55 PM

Maximum Exposure

Maximum Exposure

Corporate Sponsors

Our sponsors are thought-leaders in the industry. Corporate sponsorship provides unmatched exposure during a lengthy promotional campaign and the conference itself. Benefits include pre-conference publicity, logo and literature placement, exhibit space, online ad placement, and complimentary registration.

To become a sponsor, contact Charlie Napolitano at (516) 876-8006 extension 20 or charlie@dealflow.com.

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Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Venue

TKP Conference Center

The TKP Conference Center is conveniently located within walking distance of Grand Central Terminal, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Penn Station.

For this event, we have contracted to rent the entire 2nd floor to accommodate our attendees and sponsors.

Venue

TKP Conference Center

The TKP Conference Center is conveniently located within walking distance of Grand Central Terminal, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Penn Station.

For this event, we have contracted to rent the entire facility to accommodate our attendees and sponsors.

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