Outside Funding for Commercial Litigation: Structuring Litigation Finance, Common Issues and Concerns


CLE Credits earned: 1.5 GENERAL (or 1.5 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

The commercial litigation finance market is expanding rapidly, enabling claimants to pursue commercial litigation claims that may be otherwise cost prohibitive. And as more funders enter the market, litigation finance deals are growing in frequency and complexity. Join Eric Chenoweth of Bentham IMF as he discusses the mechanics of structuring litigation finance transactions and examines the options available to claimants and their lawyers to finance litigation. Also learn about relevant case law and other ethical issues associated with third-party funding and how the courts have addressed these issues.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   What is litigation finance?
•   How does it work?
•   Common questions and issues that may arise when considering litigation finance

Date / Time: May 27, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern
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Original Broadcast Date: April 3, 2019

Eric Chenoweth, Esq., head of Bentham IMF’s Houston office, is a trial lawyer experienced in representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex business, commercial and intellectual property cases. As an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel for Bentham IMF, he helps Bentham invest in cases and law firm portfolios.

With 15 years’ prior experience at a law firm recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the top 10 litigation-only firms in the country, Eric is well-equipped to help law firms and clients with funding solutions.

Eric earned his law degree from The University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a winner of the Lile Moot Court Competition. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University, where he was an Academic All-American and captain of the football team. Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, he holds was selected for Best Lawyers in America® in Intellectual Property Litigation in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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