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Litigation Finance – An Alternatives Strategy Event

Tuesday, July 17 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Followed by a Catered Networking Reception

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This event will explore the growing litigation finance market, and associated investment opportunities.  Discussion will cover the origins of the litigation finance market, the size of the opportunity and various market dynamics. What makes a good case, what makes a bad case, and importantly what are the ethical considerations that investors and practitioners need to be aware of. Topics will also explore how investment opportunities become available across antitrust, fraud, contract disputes, IP theft cases and beyond, and provide insight on how deals are structured between key participants: law firms, plaintiffs, defendants and funders.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Why does the market for litigation funding exist?
  2. What opportunities exist within the realm of litigation funding?
  3. What do investor need to be aware of in evaluating investment opportunities?
  4. What are the ethical considerations?
  5. What is the size of the market opportunity?

5:30pm – 6:00pm | Registration

6:00pm – 6:05pm | Opening Remarks

Mark Sullivan, CFA, Managing Director and Partner, Stonehaven, LLC

6:05pm – 7:00pm | Panel Discussion: Framework of Litigation Finance

Philip J. Kessler, Partner, Hoffman & Kessler


Michael Rozen, President & CEO,TRGP Capital Management, LLC

Jim Batson, Investment Manager, Bentham IMF

Cindy Chen Delano, Senior Legal Analyst, Whitebox

7:00pm – 7:45pm | Panel Discussion: Litigation Financing Solutions

Justin Brass, Managing Director, Jefferies, LLC


Owen Cyrulnik, Managing Principal, Curiam Capital

Boaz Weinstein, Principal, Lake Whillans Litigation Finance

John Lazar,  Director, Burford Capital

7:45pm – 7:50pm | Closing Remarks

8:00pm |  Networking and Catered Reception

Continuing Education Credits – Sponsored by Kaplan Schweser

CFA: 1.5 CE Credits

As part of our commitment to raising professional standards in the industry, CFA Society New York is dedicated to facilitating the continued education of our membership base and the financial community at-large through an expanding variety of Continued Education (CE) programs and offerings. CFANY thanks Kaplan Schweser for sponsoring the administration of our CE platform, thereby better enabling us to provide our community with high-quality content and opportunities.

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