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 i-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

 

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 is the Founder and CEO of Avenue 33, and has worked in the business of litigation finance since 2016. Rebecca is a focused, commercially-minded problem-solver who understands today’s legal landscape and the financial realities of the dispute funding market. She has deep contacts and vast experience navigating legal, regulatory, enforcement, tax, capital markets and business concerns when structuring transactions and formulating strategies, leading to increased efficiency, cash savings and beneficial outcomes.

 

Over the course of her career, Rebecca has worked on transactions valued at billions of dollars in a variety of industries including the energy, automotive, real estate, mining, telecom sectors. Her work has spanned the globe, and includes matters in the North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Rebecca combines her transactional legal background, business acumen and communications capabilities, as well as her general industry experience and contacts, to advise all types of stakeholders in the dispute finance industry on strategy.

 

Marc Carmel is a member of the McDonald Hopkins Business Restructuring Services Department residing in the Chicago office (with clients located throughout the United States). He 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. Marc 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. Additionally, Marc has extensive experience in the litigation finance industry.

 

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Marc led representations in restructurings and bankruptcies at two major international law firms and was the leader of a litigation finance firm’s involvement in the bankruptcy and restructuring sector. Marc worked for a large national accounting firm before attending law school and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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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 is the Founder and CEO of Avenue 33, and has worked in the business of litigation finance since 2016. Rebecca is a focused, commercially-minded problem-solver who understands today’s legal landscape and the financial realities of the dispute funding market. She has deep contacts and vast experience navigating legal, regulatory, enforcement, tax, capital markets and business concerns when structuring transactions and formulating strategies, leading to increased efficiency, cash savings and beneficial outcomes.

 

Over the course of her career, Rebecca has worked on transactions valued at billions of dollars in a variety of industries including the energy, automotive, real estate, mining, telecom sectors. Her work has spanned the globe, and includes matters in the North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Rebecca combines her transactional legal background, business acumen and communications capabilities, as well as her general industry experience and contacts, to advise all types of stakeholders in the dispute finance industry on strategy.

 

Marc Carmel is a member of the McDonald Hopkins Business Restructuring Services Department residing in the Chicago office (with clients located throughout the United States). He 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. Marc 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. Additionally, Marc has extensive experience in the litigation finance industry.

 

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Marc led representations in restructurings and bankruptcies at two major international law firms and was the leader of a litigation finance firm’s involvement in the bankruptcy and restructuring sector. Marc worked for a large national accounting firm before attending law school and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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

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 i-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

 

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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