The Future of Dispute Financing: Pricing, Profits, and Policy

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The Center on Civil Justice recently launched its Dispute Financing Library, a free, neutral repository of documents relating to the third-party litigation funding industry.  It is online at  To celebrate the Library's launch, the Center is hosting a luncheon and conference on the present and future of the litigation funding industry, looking at the state of the market and potential ethical concerns, with a keynote by Richard Painter.

The Future of Dispute Finance: Pricing, Profits, and Policy will take place on October 18, from 12pm-4:30pm, in Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South. 


12pm-1pm: Luncheon

1pm-1:30pm: Keynote Address by Richard Painter (Professor, University of Minnesota Law School and former chief White House ethics lawyer)

1:30pm-3:00pm: Panel 1
Balancing the Needs of the Market and the Public: Is the Playing Field Level Now?

Moderator: Julia Gewolb (Director of Underwriting, Validity Finance)


  • Dai Wai Chin Feman (Director of Commercial Litigation Strategies and Corporate Counsel, Parabellum Capital)
  • Charles Schmerler (Partner, Norton Rose)
  • Eric Schuller (President, Alliance for Responsible Consumer Funding; Director of Government and Community Affairs, Oasis Financial)
  • Ruth Teitelbaum (Head of Underwriting, Tenor Capital)

3:00pm-4:30pm: Panel 2
Conflicts, Ethical Concerns, and Risk Assessment in Dispute Finance

Due to technical difficulties, video for this panel will not be available.

Moderator: Anthony Sebok (Professor, Cardozo School of Law; Fellow, Center on Civil Justice)

The event is sponsored by Validity FinanceArrowhead Capital, and Woodsford Litigation Funding.

CCJ will be seeking 3.5 hours of CLE credit for the event.  CLE Documents for the event are available here.