Chis Buntel

Chris is an intellectual property attorney with over 20 years’ experience . He is a co-founder and the CIPO of Tangibly.  Chris is passionate about trade secret management and education.  He has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University, and J.D. in Law from University of Houston.

 

Stephanie Southwick

Stephanie serves as Law Finance Group’s Senior Investment Counselor. She originates and evaluates investments in both litigation portfolios and single cases, helping plaintiffs with meritorious cases obtain non-recourse financing and working with law firms to leverage their portfolios of commercial and intellectual property litigation as collateral for financing.  Prior to joining LFG, Stephanie served as an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel for Omni Bridgeway for four years

Stephanie litigated for almost 16 years before moving into litigation finance representing start-ups, tech companies, VCs, manufacturers, real estate developers, family offices, and directors and officers in business and trade secret disputes.  She was the managing partner of Greenfield Southwick, a boutique business litigation firm in Silicon Valley.

 

This program is approved for CLE credit in the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, Nevada.

 

This program is pending CLE credit in the following states: Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming and Wisconsin.

 

This program is pending CLE and CPD credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington.

 

We do NOT provide CLE for: Virginia or Mississippi.

 

This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

Litigation Finance and Trade Secret Disputes: A Guide for In-House Counsel

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Event Description

Protection of trade secrets is paramount for most companies, including the ability to pursue litigation for misappropriation.  Litigation finance is an important tool that allows companies to mitigate litigation risk and reduce outside legal budgets while protecting their intellectual property.

Join us on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 12pm ET / 9am PT for the next edition of our Deep Dives Series, Stephanie Southwick, Senior Investment Counselor at Law Finance Group and Chris Buntel, Co-Founder and CIPO of Tangibly, discuss litigation finance for trade secret cases.

 

Discussion topics include:

  1. How companies can use litigation finance to protect their trade secrets,
  2. Why trade secret cases are well-suited for funding,
  3. How litigation finance can help companies evaluate the strength of a trade secret case, and
  4. What makes a trade secret case attractive to a funder.

Chris and Stephanie will also discuss practical tips like what information an in-house team should gather before approaching a funder and how to evaluate whether a company should file a lawsuit.

 

Who should attend:

In-house counsel and legal operations professionals who manage or are involved in the protection or management of Trade Secrets.

 

There is NO COST to attend this program!

This program is FREE, thanks to our gracious sponsors, Tangibly – Trade Secret Compliance Made Easy and Law Finance Group – For more than 25 years, we have assisted law firms and claimants realize the strength and value of their legal assets. If you can’t make it to the live program, the recording will be available for viewing via our paid CLE library, In-House Connect On-Demand!

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