*Agenda is subject to change.

Breakfast + Registration

Chairs’ Welcome + Opening Remarks

CO-CHAIR: Scott Mozarsky
CO-CHAIR: Ralph J. Sutton

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
  • Matthew Atlas, Managing Director, Vannin Capital
  • Charles D. Schmerler, Partner-Global Litigation Dept., Norton Rose Fulbright
  • John Salomon, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group LLC

Matthew Atlas

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


  • Ralph Sutton, Founder, Validity Finance
  • Amal Bouchenaki, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Fred Fabricant, Partner & Head of IP Litigation, Brown Rudnick
  • Lisa Richman, Partner Arbitration, McDermott Will & Emery

Networking Break

Beyond the Basics: Finding Value with Innovative Deal Structures

  • Portfolio Monetization
  • Backstop Collateral
  • Asset Recovery
  • Defense Funding
  • Secondary Market
  • Andrew Langhoff, Founder & Managing Director, Red Bridges Advisors
  • 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
  • Ari Kaplan, Founder and Industry Analyst, Ari Kaplan Advisors
  • Kate Boyd, Chief Engagement Officer, Validity Finance
  • Burr Eckstut, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling
  • Ketan Jhaveri, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Bodhala

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


  • Selvyn Seidel, Founder & Chairman, Fulbrook Capital Management
  • M. Ridgway Barker, Chair, Corporate Finance, Withersworldwide
  • Daniel Farrell, Chairman & CEO, Privos Capital (Global Multi-Family Office)
  • Charles D. Schmerler, Partner-Global Litigation Dept., Norton Rose Fulbright
  • 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


  • Alan Guy, Managing Director, Vannin Capital
  • 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

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
  • Scott Mozarsky, Managing Director, Vannin Capital
  • Marcus Green, Partner & Director Special Investments, Kobre & Kim
  • David Kim, Senior Manager – Forensic Investigation & Litigation Service, BDO
  • Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal, Partner & Director Special Investments, Covington & Burling LLP

CO-CHAIR: Scott Mozarsky

Chairs’ Closing Remarks

CO-CHAIR: Scott Mozarsky
CO-CHAIR: Ralph J. Sutton

Networking Cocktail Reception

Forum Concludes

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