Understands companies' business and litigation goals from years as a high-stakes trial lawyer.

Chris Hagale

Chris joined Lake Whillans in 2018 and is currently a Managing Director. Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, teaching a course on Litigation Finance. Chris gave the Keynote Address at the 2019 Litigation Funding Conference and has been featured in publications such as Crain’s, The American Lawyer, and Above the Law. Prior to joining Lake Whillans, Chris was a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, where he represented clients in complex commercial litigations and arbitrations. He has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. (5th Cir.). Chris has a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as the Articles & Online Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review, and a B.A. in History from Yale University.

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