Litigation Funding

Episode 24: Justin Barker & Steven Nachtwey on Litigation Finance

In Episode 24 we talk litigation finance with Justin Barker, an investment manager and the head of the Chicago office for litigation funding firm Validity Finance, and Bartlit Beck litigator Steven Nachtwey.

This is the first in a series of podcasts released in conjunction with the Legal Marketing Association’s excellent P3 conference. Justin and Steven spoke about litigation finance at this year’s P3 conference and our talk delves a little deeper into some of the topics they discussed at P3.

You can listen to their entire presentation, Demystifying Legal Finance: A Practical Guide to How Funding Works for Law Firms and Clients on the LMA website.

Expanding on their panel discussion, Justin and Steve discuss the process of securing litigation funding, deal structure and explain that a good litigation finance relationship is built on trust.

We close out the interview discussing the non-monetary benefits of litigation funding (another “set of eyes” to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a claim and the ability to see a claim all the way through to the end). The guys also dispel some myths about litigation finance (such as that it encourages litigation of bad claims).

Learn more about Justin and Steve.

Legal Tech Founder Segment: Brian Powers of PactSafe

In the legal tech founder segment we talk to lawyer and legal tech founder, Brian Powers of PactSafe. Founded in 2015 PactSafe is software enabling users to create, monitor and track high volume contracts (like clickwrap agreements) at massive scale. PactSafe’s customers include Angie’s List, CDW and TiVo.
 
Learn more about Brian.
 

Things we talk about in this episode:

Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

Waterfall Distributions

Clickwrap Agreements

PactSafe’s Litigation Trends Analysis Whitepaper

Episode Credits

Editing and Production: Grant Blackstock

Theme Music: Home Base (Instrumental Version) by TA2MI

 

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