2019 Litigation Finance Symposium

Symposium Schedule

Tuesday, April 2
Harvard Law School: Ames Moot Court Room

9:00 – 10:00: Registration & Breakfast

10:00 – 10:30: Opening Remarks
Selvyn Seidel – Founder & Chairman, Fulbrook
JP Mohler – President, Harvard Law & Technology Society
Robert Mahari – VP of Innovation, Harvard Law & Technology Society

10:30 – 11:45: Securitizing Justice: The Market for Legal Risk
Lauren H. Cohen – Professor, Harvard Business School
T. Wynne Morriss- Co-founder, COO & GC, Arrowhead
Selvyn Seidel – Founder & Chairman, Fulbrook

12:00 – 1:00: Ethics of Litigation Finance: Champerty and Other Doctrines
Owen Cyrulnik – Managing Principal, Curiam
Timothy D. Scrantom – Managing, Director Legis
Will Marra – Portfolio Counsel, Validity Finance

1:30 – 3:00: Litigation Finance: Truly an Uncorrelated Asset?
Christopher Malloy – Professor, Harvard Business School
Lee Drucker – Co-Founder, Lake Whillans
Andrew Woltman – Co-Founder and Principal, Statera

3:15 – 4:15: Careers in Litigation Finance
Moderator: Mark Weber – Director of Career Services, Harvard Law School
Elizabeth Korchin – Senior Investment Officer, Therium
Emily Hostage – Vice President, Burford
Selvyn Seidel – Founder & Chairman, Fulbrook
Ian Cunningham – Founder & CEO, Affiniti Finance

7:15 – 7:40: Keynote Presentation
David Wilkins – Professor; Director Center on the Legal Profession; Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

7:40 – 10:00: Reception

Wednesday, April 3
Harvard Law School: Ames Moot Court Room

9:30 – 10:30: Registration & Breakfast

10:30 – 11:45: Litigation Finance in Emerging Markets
Moderator: Timothy D. Scrantom – Managing Director, Legis
Narghis Torres – Founder & CEO, LexFinance
Ian Cunningham – Founder & CEO, Affiniti Finance
Robin M. Davis – Senior Investment Officer, Woodsford

12:00 – 1:00: Litigation Finance and its Role in our Justice System
Moderator: William Rubenstein – Professor, Harvard Law School
Anthony Sebok – Professor, Cardozo Law School
Eric Blinderman – CEO, Therium
Timothy D. Scrantom – Managing Director, Legis

1:30 – 3:00: Emerging Technologies in Litigation Finance
Moderator: Kate Boyd – Chief Engagement Officer, Validity Finance
Sean Thompson – Director IP Strategies & GC, Parabellum
Jay Greenberg – Co-founder & CEO, LexShares
Peter L. Zimroth – Director, NYU Center on Civil Justice
David Siffert – Director of Research & Projects, NYU Center on Civil Justice

3:15 – 4:45: Arbitration Financing: A Deep Dive
Moderator: Michael Waibel – Professor, Harvard Law School
Narghis Torres – Founder & CEO, LexFinance
Dana C. MacGrath –  Investment Manager & Legal Counsel, Bentham IMF
Isabel Yang – Founder & CEO, ArbiLex
Preeti Bhagnani –  Senior Associate, White & Case

Thursday, April 4
New York City: TKP Conference Center

Our goal is to ensure that the knowledge and network we begin building at Harvard Law School will grow and flourish. Litigation Finance is gaining importance in our justice system and we hope to give law school students opportunities to meet and learn from the leaders in this space.

To this end we are happy partner to with Dealflow to provide students free access to The Litigation Funding Forum in New York. We are pleased to also extend a substantial discount to practitioners and professionals who chose to attend both events (see Ticketing Page for details).