Litigation finance enables plaintiffs and law firms to use the “value” of causes of action in affirmative litigation or arbitration proceedings to secure funding from third party “litigation funders” by monetizing potential recoveries from litigation.
The litigation finance industry is relatively new to the United States, and it is growing rapidly. Litigation funders are expanding in size and growing in number. In the last several years, many of the industry’s early entrants have expanded their footprint and attracted additional capital while new litigation funders have entered the U.S. market. At the same time, law firms and litigants are becoming more familiar with litigation finance and more comfortable using it.
With attorneys who have worked as a director at a litigation funder, represented litigation funders, and obtained litigation finance for clients, McDonald Hopkins is uniquely qualified to advise clients on all aspects of litigation finance.
- Plaintiffs — which can be businesses of all sizes, including small, middle market, and Fortune 500 companies — who are seeking litigation funding for individual cases and portfolios of cases.
- Law firms who are seeking portfolio litigation funding.
- Litigation funders who are seeking assistance with evaluating potential investments and documenting investments.
McDonald Hopkins’ Litigation Finance Group includes members from the firm’s Litigation Department, Intellectual Property Department, and Business Restructuring Services Department. Where appropriate, our Litigation Finance Group relies on the experience and expertise of other attorneys throughout the firm.