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About the Forum

Momentum Events’ General Counsel Forum on Litigation Finance has been created specifically with the needs of in-house counsel in mind who are looking to use litigation funding as a balance sheet and risk management tool well as large law firm plaintiffs’ attorneys, big law defense counsel, intellectual property lawyers, litigation and arbitration funders as well as hedge funds, private equity firms and foundations and endowments investing in the uncorrelated asset class for diversification.

Actionable Insights

With interactive panel discussions and use cases, master the skills you need to stay competitive. From the latest strategies to new technologies and innovations, this is the one-of-a-kind educational experience you can’t afford to miss.

Inspiring Presenters

Hear from some of today’s most compelling and sought-after disruptors & pioneers leading the charge in litigation finance advancements.

1:1 Business Connections

Elevate your bottom line & career through unique 1:1 networking discussions aimed to bring together senior legal professionals, innovative thought leaders as well as the industry’s major partners.

Who Should Attend

The General Counsel Forum on Litigation Finance will draw a diverse crowd of senior legal professionals from the litigation funding space.

Responsibilities & Roles:

    • In-house Corporate Counsel including, Associate General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, and General Counsel partners
    • Big Law Firm Plaintiffs’ Attorneys
    • Big Law Defense Counsel
    • Intellectual Property Lawyers
    • Bankruptcy Attorneys
    • Litigation & Arbitration Funders
    • Hedge Funds & Private Equity Firms
    • Foundations, Endowments, Corporate & Public Pension Funds
    • Compliance officers including, Directors of Compliance, Senior Directors of Compliance, Chief Compliance Officers
    • Broker-dealers
    • Litigation Finance Investors
    • Strategic Advisors

MEET OUR 2019 ADVISORY BOARD & SPEAKERS

The Forum will bring you some of today’s most compelling and sought after thought-leaders who are driving change and innovation in the litigation finance arena.

CHAIR: Scott Mozarsky
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CHAIR: Scott Mozarsky

Managing Partner

Vannin Capital

Mark Beckett
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Mark Beckett

Partner

Cooley, LLP

Amal Bouchenaki
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Amal Bouchenaki

Partner

Herbert Smith Freehills

Kate Boyd
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Kate Boyd

Chief Engagement Officer

Validity Finance, LLC

Alfred R. Fabricant
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Alfred R. Fabricant

Partner & Head of IP Litigation

Brown Rudnick, LLP

Dan Farrell
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Dan Farrell

Chairman & CEO

Privos Capital

Thomas V. Girardi
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Thomas V. Girardi

Executive Director & Founding Partner

Girardi & Keese

Jordan Goldstein
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Jordan Goldstein

Partner

Selendy & Gay PLLC

Marcus J. Green
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Marcus J. Green

Director of Special Investments

Kobre & Kim

Alan Guy
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Alan Guy

Managing Director

Vannin Capital

Michael Guzman
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Michael Guzman

Partner

Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick

Luke Harrison
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Luke Harrison

Lead Partner

Debenhams Ottaway

Jess Heenan
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Jess Heenan

Business Development Lead

Herbert Smith Freehills

Ketan Jhaveri
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Ketan Jhaveri

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Bodhala

Nicholas F. Kajon
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Nicholas F. Kajon

Co-Chair Litigation Finance Group

Stevens & Lee

Ari Kaplan
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Ari Kaplan

Founder and Industry Analyst

Ari Kaplan Advisors

Floriane Lavaud
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Floriane Lavaud

Associate International Dispute Resolution

Debevoise & Plimpton

Adam Levitt
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Adam Levitt

Co-Founding Partner

DiCello Levitt & Gutzler LLC

Jonas R. McDavit
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Jonas R. McDavit

Partner

Desmarais LLP

Steven J. Nachtwey
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Steven J. Nachtwey

Partner

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar and Scott LLP

Reed Oslan
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Reed Oslan

Partner

Kirkland & Ellis

Shawn J. Rabin
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Shawn J. Rabin

Partner

Susman Godfrey LLP

Lisa Richman
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Lisa Richman

Partner Arbitration

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Charles D. Schmerler
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Charles D. Schmerler

Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright

Selvyn Seidel
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Selvyn Seidel

Founder and Chairman

Fulbrook Capital Management, LLC

Peter F. Snell
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Peter F. Snell

Member Patent Department

Mintz Levin

Ralph J. Sutton
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Ralph J. Sutton

Founder & CEO

Validity Finance, LLC

Boris Ziser
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Boris Ziser

Partner & Co-Head of Structured Finance

Schulte Roth & Zabel

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AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE

*Agenda is subject to change.

Breakfast + Registration

Chairs’ Welcome + Opening Remarks

CHAIR: Scott Mozarsky

Litigation Finance as a Tool of Corporate Finance & Risk Management for In-House General Counsels

  • Turning Your In-House Group into a Profit Center
  • Positioning Your In-House Group as A Strategic Asset Rather than a Service Group
  • Giving New Life to Claims That You Have Written Off
Moderator:
  • Scott Mozarsky, Managing Director, Vannin Capital
Panelists:
  • Charles Schmerler, Partner-Global Litigation Dept., Norton Rose

CHAIR: Scott Mozarsky

Funding for Perfection: Delivering Superior Client Service AND Law Firm Profitability: Big Law Roundtable

Moderator:

  • Ralph Sutton, Founder, Validity Finance
Panelists:
  • Mark Beckett, Partner, Cooley Law Firm
  • Amal Bouchenaki, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Fred Fabricant, Partner & Head of IP Litigation, Brown Rudnick
  • Floriane Lavaud, Associate International Dispute Resolution, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Lisa Richman, Partner Arbitration, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Peter Snell, Partner Patent Dept., Mintz Levin

Networking Break

Beyond the Basics: Finding Value with Innovative Deal Structures

  • Portfolio Monetization
  • Backstop Collateral
  • Asset Recovery
  • Defense Funding
  • Secondary Market
Moderator:
  • Andrew Langhoff, Founder & Managing Director, Red Bridges Advisors
Panelists:
  • Michael German, Vannin Capital
  • Reed Oslan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Boris Ziser, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Networking Lunch

The Use of Big Data, Analytics & Algorithms to Select Winners and Losers

  • Analytics and Big Data Platforms That Are Being Used and How They Are Being Used
  • Use Cases
  • Is Predictive Analytics There Yet?
  • How Can This Help In-House Counsel Select Counsel in A More Scientific Way
Moderator:
  • Ari Kaplan, Founder and Industry Analyst, Ari Kaplan Advisors
Panelists:
  • Kate Boyd, Chief Engagement Officer, Validity Finance
  • Ketan Jhaveri, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Bodhala

Too Much Capital Chasing Unmeritorious Claims or Too Many Meritorious Claims Chasing Too Little Capital?

Moderator:

  • Selvyn Seidel, Founder & Chairman, Fulbrook Capital Management
Panelists:
  • Daniel Farrell, Chairman & CEO, Privos Capital (Global Multi-Family Office)
  • Peter Zimroth, Head, NYU Law’s Center for Justice

Networking Break

Navigating Funding Regulations in the US: Understanding Confidentiality, Disclosure and Transparency on a State-by-State Basis

  • Disclosure Rules
  • Regulatory Regime
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Lack of Transparency
 
  • Adam Levitt, Co-Founding Partner, DiCello Levitt & Gutzler LLC
  • Jordan Goldstein, Partner, Selendy & Gay

Litigation Finance as a Way to Level the Playing Field: The Boutique Law Firm Roundtable

Moderator:

  • Alan Guy, Managing Director, Vannin Capital
Panelists:
  • Tom Girardi, Executive Director, Girardi Keese
  • Michael Guzman, Partner, Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick
  • Luke Harrison, Lead Partner, Debenhams Ottoway
  • Nicholas Kajon, Co-Chair Litigation Finance Group, Stevens & Lee
  • Steven Nachtwey, Partner, Bartlit Beck
  • Shawn Rabin, Partner, Susman Godfrey

To Fund or Not to Fund? A Day-in-the-Life of Case Underwriting & Due Diligence

This workshop will take attendees step by step through a case analysis, the term sheet and discuss whether the case has merits?

  • Legal Merits
  • Deal Economics
  • Collection Risk
  • Late Stage Collection Risk
  • Investment to Damages Ratio
 
  • Marcus Green, Partner & Director Special Investments, Kobre & Kim

Chairs’ Closing Remarks

CHAIR: Scott Mozarsky

Networking Cocktail Reception

Forum Concludes

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available in a variety of price ranges. For more information, please contact Benjamin Greenzweig at Ben@momentumevents.com.

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