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Validity Finance Launches New Summer Fellowship for Law Students of Diverse Backgrounds

Paid summer Equal Access Fellowship provides experience at both litigation funder Validity and public service agency of student’s choice; program underscores Validity’s commitment to giving back to legal community and providing opportunities for young lawyers  NEW YORK (May 14, 2019) – Leading litigation funder Validity Finance has launched a new Equal Access Fellowship, providing a... Read more...

Bloomberg Insight Justin Barker on Law Firm Profitability

A New Path to Law Firm Profitability—Contingency Fee Litigation

By Justin Barker Law firms should stop shying away from contingency fee arrangements. Justin Barker, head of Validity Finance’s Chicago office says a diverse portfolio of carefully vetted contingency cases should result in a realization rate that far exceeds the 80 to 85 percent realization rates typical of most litigation practice groups in a law... Read more...

Ralph Sutton Recognized as a 2019 Lawdragon Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists

Lawdragon legal magazine has published its annual listing of the 100 “Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists,” which includes Validity Finance CEO and litigation finance pioneer Ralph Sutton. Selected from a combination of editorial research by Lawdragon staff, submissions, and other online nominations, the Lawdragon 100 Leading Consultants and Strategists list is a mark of distinction... Read more...

Validity Finance Strengthens Investment Team and Corporate Governance

Former commercial litigator and Supreme Court clerk William C. Marra joins in New York, as Validity also retains former federal judge John Gleeson, now with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, to advise on investment opportunities, and welcomes former Proskauer Chair Allen Fagin to its board. NEW YORK (January 29, 2019) – Litigation funder Validity Finance has... Read more...

Litigation Funder Validity Finance Adds Two Industry Veterans and Experienced Trial Lawyers David Kerstein and Julia Gewolb

Mr. Kerstein, former trial counsel with Gibson Dunn, becomes Validity’s Chief Risk Officer; Ms. Gewolb, previously with Boies Schiller, named Director of Underwriting; their arrival accelerates Validity expansion six months after launch; firm takes new office in New York’s Rockefeller Center NEW YORK — Litigation funder Validity Finance has added two industry veterans and experienced trial lawyers... Read more...

Commercial Dispute Resolution embraces the third wave

Andrew Mizner from CDR covers how the litigation finance industry entering a third wave focused on client-value. Heavily quoted in the article Ralph Sutton highlights that Validity’s goal “is to bring our message of the third wave of funding and its focus on client value to this industry.” He is further quoted in saying litigation... Read more...