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 www.DisputeFinancingLibrary.org. 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.
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)
- Kim Halvorsen (Senior Counsel of Government Affairs & New Business, Oasis Financial)
- Maya Steinitz (Professor, University of Iowa College of Law)
- Trisha Thompson (Associate, Holland & Knight)
- W. Bradley Wendel (Professor, Cornell Law School)
CCJ will be seeking 3.5 hours of CLE credit for the event. CLE Documents for the event are available here.