Justin Barker, Investment Manager and Validity’s Head of the Chicago joins Bartlit Beck litigator Steven Nachtwey and Technically Legal Host Chad Main for this podcast episode dedicated to Understanding Litigation Finance.
In this episode, Justin and Steve sit down with Chad to discuss the process of securing litigation funding, deal structure and explain that a good litigation finance relationship is built on trust. They 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). Our speakers also take time to dispel some myths about litigation finance (such as that it encourages litigation of bad claims).
Technically Legal is a podcast focused on legal technology, legal innovation and changes to the practice of law.
During each podcast episode the hosts interview a legal “mover and shaker”–innovators in the legal industry and the legal tech field who are on the forefront of changes in the delivery and consumption of legal services.
Host Chad Main is an attorney and the founder of Percipient, a tech-enabled alternative legal services provider. Prior to founding Percipient, Chad worked as a litigator in Los Angeles and Chicago. Chad launched Percipient on the belief that when technology is leveraged correctly, it makes attorneys even more effective.
Justin and Steven spoke about litigation finance at the 2019 P3 conference in Chicago on the topic of Demystifying Legal Finance: A Practical Guide to How Funding Works for Law Firms and Clients (a full recording of the presentation is available on the LMA website).