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Litigation Finance: The New Big Law Exit?

The American Lawyer | August 3, 2017

Litigators from prominent law firms are transitioning to careers in litigation finance; includes discussion of Garrett Ordower who left Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to join Lake Whillans.

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Trends in Litigation Finance

Law Practice Today | May 12, 2017

A round table discussion of litigation finance with a few of the industry's prominent investors.

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After Wachtell Hire, Litigation Financier Lays Out Business Plan

Big Law Business | April 20, 2017

Interview with Lee Drucker, co-founder of Lake Whillans, discussing the company's business model and the state of litigation finance.

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Who Rules the World of Litigation Funding?

The American Lawyer | March 30, 2017

A spotlight on industry executives helping to shape litigation finance.

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Partners Give High Marks to Litigation Funding, But Ethics Fears Persist

The Recorder | February 23, 2017

Analysis of Lake Whillans' survey on the state of litigation finance

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Lawdragon’s 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2016

Lawdragon | December 1, 2016

James Kearney of Lake Whillans named to Lawdragon's 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2016

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Litigation Funder Plans Bay Area Expansion

The Recorder | October 27, 2016

A piece on the notable litigation finance companies that have moved into Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

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Don’t Judge Lawsuit Funders by Peter Thiel

The Wall Street Journal | June 17, 2016

Op-ed piece by Lee Drucker addressing the concerns raised by Peter Thiel's funding of Terry Bolea's lawsuit against Gawker Media.

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Hulk Hogan Case Stirs Funding-Disclosure Debate

The Wall Street Journal | May 27, 2016

Lee Drucker offers his thoughts on issues of disclosure and transparency in litigation finance.

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Billionaire's Backing of Gawker Suit Raises Transparency Concerns

The Recorder | May 25, 2016

Boaz Weinstein offers his thoughts on issues of disclosure and transparency in litigation finance.

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Litigation Financing Attracts New Set of Investors

The Wall Street Journal | May 15, 2016

A profile of the prominent litigation financiers.

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The Big Players in the Litigation Funding Arena

The American Lawyer | December 30, 2015

Lake Whillans is, according to American Lawyer, one of the six companies pioneering litigation funding in the U.S.

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Firms and the Litigation Funding Boom

The American Lawyer | December 30, 2015

"One of the big misconceptions out there is they want to manage your litigation for you," says Swanson, Martin & Bell partner William Patterson. As an in-house counsel at Business Logic Holding Corp., a financial software company, Patterson chose Lake Whillans to help fund a trade secrets case against Morningstar Inc. That case, in which Lake Whillans invested $3 million to $5 million, ultimately resulted in a $61 million verdict, about 95 percent of what Business Logic had sought. Business Logic also selected a Houston trial boutique at Lake Whillans' urging. "They want to find good cases with good lawyers working on them and then get out of the way," Patterson says.

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6 Virtues Of Litigation Finance

Above The Law | November 24, 2015

Litigation claims as assets bear substantial risk. Comparing a legal claim to, say, a standard bond, it’s not clear that the legal claim will ever mature. Litigation funding can help on this front. As Drucker put it, “Litigation finance enables the redistribution of risk to the party that is most able to manage it.”

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Litigation Finance Firms: Clients Tell Us About The Players That Matter

Above The Law | October 15, 2015

Lake Whillans is a top-tier litigation funder according to the first-ever effort to rank litigation finance providers. The ranking targeted companies and law firms that have worked with financiers, and it focused on client satisfaction.

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CEL-SCI to Receive Up to $5,000,000 in Litigation Funding to Support Its Arbitration Suit Against Former CRO

Reuters | October 14, 2015

CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE MKT: CVM) today announced that it has signed a funding agreement with a company established by Lake Whillans, a firm specialized in the funding of litigation. Pursuant to the agreement, Lake Whillans Vehicle I, LLC will provide the Company with up to $5,000,000 in funding for litigation expenses to support its $50,000,000 arbitration claims against its former clinical research organization.

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Litigation Finance Is Here To Stay

Above The Law | October 12, 2015

Buoyed by a combination of shrinking corporate legal budgets and under-resourced startups/emerging companies seeking to protect their interests, litigation-finance options are proliferating. The explosion of interest in the brave new world of litigation finance was manifest at the recent annual Association of Business Trial Lawyers Seminar (Countdown: The Digital World Confronts an Analog Profession), which took place last week in Ojai, California.

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This entrepreneur nearly lost his company. Here’s how litigation finance helped him fight back

Medcity News | March 25, 2015

John Chant, a biotech entrepreneur in the San Francisco area, recounts his experience working with Lake Whillans: “They were hands-off in the sense that we made the decisions; they didn’t dictate anything we did,” he said. “On the other hand, they have some very accomplished people and they were willing to spend a lot of time with us giving us input that was valuable.”

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Litigation-finance firms bet on the little guy

Crain's New York Business | February 10, 2015

Last July, after a five-year legal battle, a small Chicago software company, Business Logic, won a $61 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against investment research house Morningstar Inc. Bankrolling Business Logic's case was a New York City outfit, Lake Whillans Capital Partners, which helps small and medium-size businesses sue other businesses they believe have wronged them.

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