How Litigation Funding Is Shaking Up The Legal Industry

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, May 01, 2017

Law firms are out of ideas on how to boost profits, other than rate hikes. Corporate clients are frequently unimaginative and reluctant to experiment with anything other than rate discounts. The Bench is conservative and concerned about control over cases, rather than promoting responsible access to the legal system.

This session will explore the notion that all of these issues are fully addressed by responsible risk sharing and that, arguably, funding is the only historically transformative and disruptive innovation since contingencies (1700s) and insurance (1800s).


Constantine Karides

Constantine Karides

Partner, Reed Smith (New York)

James Little

James Little

Founder & Managing Director, Drumcliffe LLC (Washington, DC)

Michael Weisz

Michael Weisz

Founder & President, YieldStreet (New York)

David Kerstein

David Kerstein

Investment Manager & Legal Counsel, Bentham IMF (New York)

Emily Slater

Emily Slater

Director, Burford Capital (New York)

Target Audience

  • Clients
  • Investigators
  • Providers


  • Investment &
  • Business Opportunities

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