Broadcast Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Litigation finance continues to rise and become a substantial financing tool for everyone today. Because law firms and corporate clients greatly suffered from liquidity constraints and unstable balance sheets brought by the pandemic, they have begun looking for alternative ways to finance legal disputes by engaging with litigation funders. Notably, the increased access to litigation finance has offered considerable advantages and has been widely recognized by bar associations and courts.

As the litigation finance industry remains active yet uncertain, companies must still keep themselves wary of red flags. They must keep themselves in the loop of any emerging development in this field to better maximize the benefits of third-party funding.

In this LIVE Webcast, litigation finance professionals Eli Schulman (Validity Finance, LLC) and John J. Hanley (Rimon, P.C.) will provide an in-depth discussion of the current and emerging trends and developments in litigation finance. Speakers will also discuss common pitfalls and offer best practices in leveraging third-party funding.

Key topics include:

  • How to present your case to a funder
  • Funding structures: beyond single-case funding
  • Funding and Covid-19: the flood after the plague?
  • True sales in litigation funding
  • Privilege doctrines in litigation funding
  • Disclosure requirements in litigation funding
  • Litigation funding waterfalls


Course Level:



Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of litigation


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Eli Schulman, Investment Advisor
Validity Finance, LLC

As head of Validity’s Israel office and Investment Advisor for Validity’s New York office, Eli helps law firms and companies in Israel, the U.S., and around the world manage risk associated with U.S. commercial litigation and international arbitration. Repeatedly recognized by Chambers and The Legal 500 among leading dispute-resolution practitioners worldwide – Eli provides unique perspective on Israeli parties’ needs in international disputes. Active in the global international-arbitration community, Eli is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, the IBA Arbitration Committee, and the New York International Arbitration Center. He has guest lectured on international arbitration at Harvard Law School and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

John J. Hanley, Partner
Rimon, P.C.

John J. Hanley focuses his practice on litigation finance, first and second lien financings; private placements of debt and equity securities; and the purchase and sale of loans, securities, trade claims, and other illiquid assets. His clients include litigation funders, claimants, business development companies, specialty lenders, investment banks, hedge funds, actively managed CLOs, special purpose vehicles, and other financial institutions.

John structures, negotiates and drafts litigation funding agreements, term and revolving credit facilities, commitment letters, consents, waivers, assignments, “big boy” letters, proceeds letters, and a range of agreements, including guarantee, intercreditor, subscription, purchase and sale, participation and confidentiality agreements.



Eli Schulman, Investment Advisor

Validity Finance, LLC

  • Funding memos, funding requests, and how to present your case to a funder
  • Funding structures: beyond single-case funding
  • Funding and Covid-19: the flood after the plague?


John J. Hanley, Partner

Rimon, P.C.

  • True Sales and Litigation Funding
  • Work Product Doctrine in Litigation Funding
  • Disclosure Requirements
  • Waterfalls

Date & Time:

Monday, September 13, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • In-house Counsel
  • Litigation/Arbitration Funders
  • Hedge Funds & Private Equity Firms
  • General Attorneys
  • Legal Counsel
  • Litigation Officers


Eli SchulmanInvestment Advisor
Validity Finance, LLC
John J. HanleyPartner
Rimon, P.C.



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