Litigation Finance for In-House Lawyers: How to Benefit from the Booming Legal Funding Industry

Event Description

The litigation finance industry is booming, with billions of dollars available to fund litigation and arbitration matters. Law firms and litigants alike are taking advantage of this proliferation of capital, but what about in-house counsel? Is there a way for in-house counsel and departments to take advantage of litigation finance? YES, there are many ways to make litigation finance work for you!

 

In fact, in some cases, in-house legal departments can use litigation funding not only to pay the costs of litigation, but also for other internal expenses on a non-recourse basis, i.e. the litigation funder only gets paid if the case or portfolio of cases is successful and results in damages being paid. In other words, general counsel departments can change from cost centers to revenue generators.

 

As litigation finance becomes more and more common, it is important that in-house counsel have an understanding of the industry and the deal process.  Even if your organization does not use litigation finance, it is likely that a litigation counter-party will at some point.

 

Join us for the next installment of the IHC Advantage Series as Rebecca Berrebi, Founder & CEO of Avenue 33, LLC, and Marc Carmel, Co-Head of the Litigation Finance Group of McDonald Hopkins LLC, will explain the basics of litigation finance, including:

– An introduction to litigation finance

– What is the current state of the industry

– What are some practical deal tips from start to finish

– How to avoid common pitfalls with litigation finance, and

– What are some different use cases in which in-house legal departments can benefit from litigation finance, even when cash flow is not an issue

 

PENDING CLE CREDIT IN NY AND CA; CLE APPROVED FOR IL AND TX

 

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022, via Live Zoom Video Conference

• 12:00 pm -1:15 pm ET: Presentation followed by Audience Q&A
• 1:15 pm -1:45 pm ET: Virtual Networking via Breakout Rooms

Rebecca Berrebi, Founder &CEO of Avenue 33, has worked in the business of litigation and special situations finance since 2016. Rebecca is a focused, commercially-minded problem-solver who understands today’s legal landscape and the financial realities of treating disputes as an asset. She has deep contacts and vast experience navigating legal, regulatory, enforcement, tax, capital markets and business concerns when structuring transactions, advising funds and investors on marketing and formulating strategies, leading to increased efficiency, cash savings and beneficial outcomes.  Her clients include litigation finance funds, special situations funds, commercial companies, and law firms.  She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Aventurine Capital Group, LLC.

Prior to working with Avenue 33, Rebecca was the Head of Corporate Affairs at a leading litigation/arbitration fund manager with over $2 billion AUM, overseeing dozens of actual and potential cross-border, complex litigation and arbitration finance transactions from inception, through investment management, until finalization. Rebecca has also served on several boards and committees of companies undergoing claims, including as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Eco Oro Minerals Corp. (CSE: EOM). In addition to her litigation finance experience, Rebecca has also worked in communications and politics, and she has practiced law. She started her career after graduating from Duke University in the political affairs and public relations industry working at Edelman and a national political campaign. After earning her Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, she practiced as a private equity M&A lawyer for several years at Kirkland & Ellis LLC before serving briefly as a consultant in the legal group of a global private equity fund.

To learn more about Rebecca, visit https://avenue33llc.com/professionals/

Marc J. Carmel is a member of McDonald Hopkins’ Business Restructuring Services Department and the founder and Co-Head of the firm’s Litigation Finance Group.

Marc has extensive experience in the litigation finance industry. At McDonald Hopkins, he represents clients in all aspects of the litigation finance industry, including plaintiffs and law firms seeking litigation funding, traditional and non-traditional litigation funders who provide litigation finance, and investors who provide capital to litigation funders.  Before joining McDonald Hopkins, he was the leader of a litigation finance firm’s involvement in the bankruptcy and restructuring sector. While there, he was responsible for investment sourcing, due diligence, and monitoring of litigation finance investments.

Additionally, Marc has two decades of experience representing public and private companies, private equity and other investment firms, directors and executives, lenders, committees, and equityholders in a variety of distress and non-distress engagements.  He regularly advises clients regarding strategic alternatives, including: out-of-court and in court restructurings and bankruptcies; mergers and acquisitions, refinancings, recapitalizations, and sales; and fiduciary duties and governance matters throughout the United States and internationally. Whenever necessary, he assists his clients with commercial litigation in insolvency matters.

Marc frequently writes and speaks about litigation finance. He is also an author and speaker on restructuring topics, with a focus on fiduciary duties, acquisitions of distressed assets, and cutting edge strategies and tactics to address bankruptcy issues.

Marc earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and his Masters of Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Michigan.

To learn more about Marc, visit https://mcdonaldhopkins.com/Team/Attorney/m/Marc-Carmel.

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Title:
Litigation Finance for In-House Lawyers

Time:
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

Rebecca Berrebi, Founder &CEO of Avenue 33, has worked in the business of litigation and special situations finance since 2016. Rebecca is a focused, commercially-minded problem-solver who understands today’s legal landscape and the financial realities of treating disputes as an asset. She has deep contacts and vast experience navigating legal, regulatory, enforcement, tax, capital markets and business concerns when structuring transactions, advising funds and investors on marketing and formulating strategies, leading to increased efficiency, cash savings and beneficial outcomes.  Her clients include litigation finance funds, special situations funds, commercial companies, and law firms.  She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Aventurine Capital Group, LLC.

Prior to working with Avenue 33, Rebecca was the Head of Corporate Affairs at a leading litigation/arbitration fund manager with over $2 billion AUM, overseeing dozens of actual and potential cross-border, complex litigation and arbitration finance transactions from inception, through investment management, until finalization. Rebecca has also served on several boards and committees of companies undergoing claims, including as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Eco Oro Minerals Corp. (CSE: EOM). In addition to her litigation finance experience, Rebecca has also worked in communications and politics, and she has practiced law. She started her career after graduating from Duke University in the political affairs and public relations industry working at Edelman and a national political campaign. After earning her Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, she practiced as a private equity M&A lawyer for several years at Kirkland & Ellis LLC before serving briefly as a consultant in the legal group of a global private equity fund.

To learn more about Rebecca, visit https://avenue33llc.com/professionals/

Marc J. Carmel is a member of McDonald Hopkins’ Business Restructuring Services Department and the founder and Co-Head of the firm’s Litigation Finance Group.

Marc has extensive experience in the litigation finance industry. At McDonald Hopkins, he represents clients in all aspects of the litigation finance industry, including plaintiffs and law firms seeking litigation funding, traditional and non-traditional litigation funders who provide litigation finance, and investors who provide capital to litigation funders.  Before joining McDonald Hopkins, he was the leader of a litigation finance firm’s involvement in the bankruptcy and restructuring sector. While there, he was responsible for investment sourcing, due diligence, and monitoring of litigation finance investments.

Additionally, Marc has two decades of experience representing public and private companies, private equity and other investment firms, directors and executives, lenders, committees, and equityholders in a variety of distress and non-distress engagements.  He regularly advises clients regarding strategic alternatives, including: out-of-court and in court restructurings and bankruptcies; mergers and acquisitions, refinancings, recapitalizations, and sales; and fiduciary duties and governance matters throughout the United States and internationally. Whenever necessary, he assists his clients with commercial litigation in insolvency matters.

Marc frequently writes and speaks about litigation finance. He is also an author and speaker on restructuring topics, with a focus on fiduciary duties, acquisitions of distressed assets, and cutting edge strategies and tactics to address bankruptcy issues.

Marc earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and his Masters of Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Michigan.

To learn more about Marc, visit https://mcdonaldhopkins.com/Team/Attorney/m/Marc-Carmel.

Avenue 33 - Logo (HiRes).jpg  

Title:
Litigation Finance for In-House Lawyers

Time:
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

Litigation Finance for In-House Lawyers: How to Benefit from the Booming Legal Funding Industry

About the Event

The litigation finance industry is booming, with billions of dollars available to fund litigation and arbitration matters. Law firms and litigants alike are taking advantage of this proliferation of capital, but what about in-house counsel? Is there a way for in-house counsel and departments to take advantage of litigation finance? YES, there are many ways to make litigation finance work for you!

 

In fact, in some cases, in-house legal departments can use litigation funding not only to pay the costs of litigation, but also for other internal expenses on a non-recourse basis, i.e. the litigation funder only gets paid if the case or portfolio of cases is successful and results in damages being paid. In other words, general counsel departments can change from cost centers to revenue generators.

 

As litigation finance becomes more and more common, it is important that in-house counsel have an understanding of the industry and the deal process.  Even if your organization does not use litigation finance, it is likely that a litigation counter-party will at some point.

 

Join us for the next installment of the IHC Advantage Series as Rebecca Berrebi, Founder & CEO of Avenue 33, LLC, and Marc Carmel, Co-Head of the Litigation Finance Group of McDonald Hopkins LLC, will explain the basics of litigation finance, including:

– An introduction to litigation finance

– What is the current state of the industry

– What are some practical deal tips from start to finish

– How to avoid common pitfalls with litigation finance, and

– What are some different use cases in which in-house legal departments can benefit from litigation finance, even when cash flow is not an issue

 

PENDING CLE CREDIT IN NY AND CA; CLE APPROVED FOR IL AND TX

 

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022, via Live Zoom Video Conference

• 12:00 pm -1:15 pm ET: Presentation followed by Audience Q&A
• 1:15 pm -1:45 pm ET: Virtual Networking via Breakout Rooms

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