The Agenda


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The Litigation Funding Forum - March 26, 2020

09:05 AM

State of the Litigation Funding Market (Panel)

  • Size of the market and recent trends
  • Litigation finance scenarios and structures
  • Regulatory activity and implications for the justice system

10:45 AM

Morning Break

11:00 AM

Third-party Funding and International Arbitration (Presentation)

  • Brief introduction to international arbitration
  • Funding challenges in the arbitration market
  • Funding opportunities in the arbitration market

11:50 AM

Lunch Break

12:30 PM

The Legal Industry: A Conversation between Kate Boyd and Abdi Shayesteh (Presentation)

  • What are the economics of the future law firm
  • What is the role of litigation finance as a disruptor in the legal industry
  • How might data and analytics change the way we approach litigation
  • How does this affect the future of legal education and training

01:00 PM

Fireside Chat with a Litigation Finance Broker (Fireside Chat)

  • Mechanics of what a broker does
  • Insights into picking the right funder
  • A broker’s perspective on the market

01:25 PM

Due Diligence on Litigation Funders: The Funded Party and Investor Perspective (Presentation)

  • Key attributes that make a litigation funder successful and reliable for funded parties and investors
  • The litigation funder – funded party – attorney relationship
  • The future of litigation finance as an asset class

01:50 PM

Investing in Small Deals: Can it be Profitable and How Does it Differ from Large Transactions? (Presentation)

  • The Smaller Litigation Finance Marketplace
  • Economics of Smaller Litigation Fundings
  • Considerations Unique to Smaller Litigation Fundings

02:15 PM

Afternoon Break

02:35 PM

Contingency Fee Based Docket Review (Presentation)

  • How to properly evaluate a contingency based docket.
  • Best practices for risk mitigation.
  • Methodologies for reviews.

03:00 PM

Pitching the Case – A Guide to Finding Litigation Funding (Presentation)

  • How to identify a case ripe for litigation funding
  • How to Prepare for litigation funding due diligence
  • The role of litigation counsel in the funding process

William Patterson, Partner - Speaker

Swanson, Martin & Bell

03:25 PM

A Fresh Look at the Patent Assignment Agreement: Lone Star v. United Microelectronics (Presentation)

  • When does a controlling agreement constitute a license?
  • How to transfer ownership
  • Impact and strategic takeaways from this case

Timothy Maloney, Partner - Speaker

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

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