Supreme Court Update: Securities Class Actions and Litigation Finance

Supreme Court Update: Securities Class Actions and Litigation Finance By Woodsford’s Bob Koneck The Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision last week in Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System concerning a securities-fraud class action against Goldman Sachs.  It had [...]

Case Law Update: Delaware finds litigation funding-related documents either irrelevant or covered by the work product doctrine

Delaware finds litigation funding-related documents either irrelevant or covered by the work product doctrine. Woodsford's Dan Kesack assesses the latest developments in the Delaware relating to discovery and litigation funding-related documents: A pair of decisions from the District of Delaware provide comfort that litigation funders and their [...]

Case Law Update: Another Court Declines to Order Discovery of Litigation Funding-Related Documents

Woodsford's Robin M. Davis assesses the latest developments in the US relating to discovery in cases where a funder is involved: The trend among US Federal district courts favoring limited discovery into documents and communications related to litigation funding due to their limited relevance and [...]

New Case Law on Discoverability of Litigation Funding Agreements in the US

Woodsford's Robin M. Davis assesses the latest developments in the US relating to discovery in cases where a funder is involved: Earlier this month, the US District Court for the Northern District of California issued a notable decision regarding discovery of litigation funding agreements.  MLC [...]

Just Published: A Practical Guide to Litigation Funding

In our experience, lawyers are consistently keen for answers to three general enquiries: What benefits can non-recourse funding offer their clients? What are the criteria for a case to be eligible for funding? What are the necessary diligence and transactional processes required to secure [...]

Woodsford announces another major strategic US hire, as Robin M. Davis joins the team

Woodsford Litigation Funding are delighted to announce the appointment of Robin M. Davis as Senior Investment Officer. Robin M. Davis, who joins Woodsford from highly regarded New York litigation boutique, Radulescu LLP, where she was partner, will focus on Woodford’s growing portfolio of US intellectual [...]

Join our rapidly expanding business in the UK or US

We have 2 opportunities to join our rapidly expanding business – as an Investment Officer based in either London or Philadelphia or a Business Development Manager based in Philadelphia.   For the Investment Officer role you’ll need to be a US-qualified lawyer with substantial patent [...]

By |2018-06-27T10:38:02+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Business Development, Investment Officer, Recruitment, Third-Party Funding, USA|Tags: , |

Litigation Finance for Boutique Law Firms

Prior to the development of litigation finance, there were few workable solutions for boutique law firms seeking to reduce financial pressure while also driving growth. Traditional credit providers are ill-suited to consider a law firm’s contingent receivables as a valuable asset. However, litigation finance [...]

Litigation Funding for Patent Disputes

Due to the substantial costs and risk inherent in patent litigation, it is a natural fit for litigation funding—in particular for smaller, entrepreneurial inventors and patent owners who find themselves pitted against larger, more well-resourced defendants.  Partnering with a litigation funder allows a patent owner [...]

By |2018-06-20T15:09:35+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: IP, Patent, Third-Party Funding, USA, Woodsford Litigation Funding|Tags: , , , |

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Officer (London or Philadelphia)

We're seeking an experienced US-qualified lawyer with substantial patent and IP litigation experience to join us in either London or Philadelphia. The role will involve all parts of our exciting and fast growing business, including assessing, recommending and managing Woodsford’s portfolio of international litigation and [...]

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