Legal finance plays an increasingly common role in high-stakes commercial litigation. No longer merely a tool of necessity for cash-strapped claimants, financing is used by sophisticated lawyers and their clients as a more efficient way to manage the cost and risk of both plaintiff and defense matters while also unlocking working capital for the firm or business.
This presentation draws on Burford Capital’s experience as the world’s largest provider of commercial litigation finance and its work with nearly 75% of the AmLaw 100, and provides a broad overview of key concepts as well as emerging trends and opportunities for firms and clients to leverage legal finance in ways that enhance success and fuel growth.
- Defining litigation finance
- What’s driving the growth of litigation finance?
- Benefits of litigation finance
- How it works
- Case studies and trends
About the Speaker
Sarah Lieber is a Vice President of Burford Capital’s underwriting and investment arm with a particular focus on originating investments and providing strategic guidance to leading law firms and global corporations on deploying Burford’s capital in ways that address their litigation and financial needs. Prior to joining Burford, Ms. Lieber served as Deputy General Counsel for CIFG Services, a monoline bond insurer, and practiced law at Jones Day. She received her JD from Fordham University School of Law.