Charlie Morris Senior Investment Officer

Nagendra (Nick) Setty
Member of the Investment Advisory Panel

Nagendra (Nick) Setty was an intellectual property trial lawyer for 25 years. He held numerous law firm leadership positions, including founding and managing an office and co-chairing an IP practice. As a partner in international firms Orrick, Fish & Richardson, and Jones Day, Nick was lead counsel in +200 IP cases, of which +20 were resolved in jury and bench trials in which Nick’s teams had a +90% success rate. Nick has represented clients, large and small, in a wide range of complex, technical cases involving semiconductor design, computer networking, wireless (e.g., WIFI, 4G LTE), smartphones, LCD TVs, pharmaceuticals and biotechnologies.

For this body of work, Nick was featured or recognised in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP, and Diversity magazine. Nick was Co-Editor for the ABA (American Bar Association) IP Section, writing a column on IP developments that published quarterly to 20,000 IP lawyers. He also spoke and wrote frequently on substantive IP trial and litigation topics for ABA, AIPLA, INTA, SABA, numerous state bar associations, and as a lecturer or adjunct at Emory, University of Virginia, UC Hastings, Duke, and NYU. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Emory Law School. Nick was named IP Lawyer of the Year (Washington) in his last year of practice and authored a chapter for a book on multinational patent litigation.

Nick graduated with a law degree from Emory Law School, where he received the Peabody Award for Best Oralist, earned a Certificate in International and EC Law from Emmanuel College (Cambridge), and has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, also from Emory. Before law, Nick was in medical school for a year (class president) before becoming a ski bum in Vail. Nick is a father of two and an avid photographer, traveler, and music fan.

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“I would strongly recommend Woodsford – the team is made up of very experienced litigators who have practised at top firms who understand the cases and the strategy behind them, and they are always on hand and responsive as needed if we want their input.”

Ben Summerfield,
Partner, Reed Smith (London)

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“We have had the privilege of working with Woodsford over many years. We have seen first-hand the resources and the resolve they bring to the equation which, when combined with a strong claim, a determined client, and a formidable legal team, can make the difference between justice delivered or denied.”

Eric L. Lewis, Senior partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss (New York)

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“The entire working relationship and experience has been not only a pleasure from the outset but also a master class in professionalism.”

Damian James
Partner, Collas Crill (Jersey)

Testimonials

“Clients and counsel want funders with established track records of funding cases through to completion; ample resources to handle the expense of litigation; the fortitude to weather the uncertainties that are an inevitable feature of litigation; the ability to make funding decisions without inordinate delay; and the ability to offer sound advice along the way, while still respecting the autonomy of the client and the ethical duties of the lawyer to his or her client.”

Eric L. Lewis, Senior partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss (New York)

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Our People

Our team offers a unique blend of legal and financial expertise. We use our own in-house legal capability and deploy our own funds, rather than relying on external advice or capital.

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Association of Litigation Funders

Association of Litigation Funders

Woodsford is a founder member of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales (ALF), the body dedicated to promoting best practice in the litigation funding industry and campaigning to improve the uses and applications of litigation funding.

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