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Q&A With Lee Drucker of Lake Whillans

Is Litigation Financing the Next Big Thing for Legal Departments?

Corporate Counsel | December 10, 2018

Lake Whillans Managing Director, Boaz Weinstein, featured in Corporate Counsel article about litigation funding and in-house law departments.

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Q&A With Lee Drucker of Lake Whillans

VIDEO: Attorneys in Traditional and Complex Litigation

GW Law Third-Party Litigation Finance Conference | November 2, 2018

Lake Whillans' Garrett Ordower participated in a panel discussing litigation finance of law firms in traditional and complex litigation at the Third-Party Litigation Funding Conference at the George Washington University Law School on November 2, 2018. The conference attendees included members of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the United States Courts and staff of the Federal Judicial Center. Ordower and fellow panel members, Brian Fitzpatrick, of Vanderbilt University Law School, Deborah Hensler, of Stanford Law School, Travis Lenkner, of Keller Lenkner, Chris Seeger, of Seeger Weiss, and Alan Zimmerman, of the Law Finance Group, addressed a wide range of topics of interest to the federal judiciary in connection with the growth of litigation finance.

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Q&A With Lee Drucker of Lake Whillans

Legal Consultant Limelight: Lee Drucker

Law Dragon | September 14, 2018

Q & A with Lake Whillans Managing Director Lee Drucker.

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Boaz Weinstein, Managing Director of Lake Whillans, featured panelist on LF Dealmakers Forum

A Peek Inside The Pipeline: How A Litigation Finance Deal Comes Together

Above The Law | September 21, 2018

Coverage of the Inaugural LF Dealmakers Forum where Boaz Weinstein, Managing Director of Lake Whillans, was a featured panelist.

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Lee Drucker of Litigation Funder Lake Whillans On Litigation Fundings Market Dynamics

Litigation Finance Offers Investors Attractive Yields

The Economist | August 18, 2018

Lake Whillans' Managing Director, Lee Drucker, quoted in discussion of litigation finance's appeal to institutional investors.

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Lee Drucker of Litigation Funder Lake Whillans On Litigation Fundings Market Dynamics

Litigation Funders Face Their Hardest Sell: Big Law

The American Lawyer | June 28, 2018

A perspective on litigation funding's market dynamics; contains quotes from Lake Whillans' Managing Director, Lee Drucker.

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Litigation Funder Lake Whillans Ranked Top Four In Chambers and Partners U.S. Ranking

Lake Whillans Named Among Top U.S. Litigation Funders in Inaugural Chambers and Partners Ranking

Chambers And Partners | May, 2018

Lake Whillans has been recognized as one of the top four litigation funders in the U.S. by Chambers and Partners in its first-ever ranking of litigation funding firms. Chambers also recognized Lake Whillans’ principal, Boaz Weinstein, individually as one of the top professionals in the litigation finance industry.

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Litigation Funder Lake Whillans Hires Former Bartlit Beck Litigator as Managing Director

Litigation Funder Lake Whillans Hires Former Bartlit Beck Litigator as Managing Director

The American Lawyer | April 24, 2018

Chris Hagale discusses his experience as a Partner at Barlit Beck, and his transition to joining the Lake Whillans team

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Lake Whillans Managing Director Garrett Ordower named to American Lawyer's Young Lawyer Editorial Board

Meet The American Lawyer's Young Lawyer Editorial Board

The American Lawyer | February 26, 2018

Lake Whillans' Managing Director, Garrett Ordower, named to The American Lawyer's Young Lawyer Editorial Board

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Lake Whillans litigation finance firm featured in The American Lawyer

Litigation Finance Outfit Lake Whillans Raises $125M Fund

The American Lawyer | January 3, 2018

The American Lawyer's coverage of Lake Whillans recent $125,000,000 capital raise

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Law 360 reports on litigation finance firm Lake Whillans and their recent funding round

Lake Whillans Closes $125M Litigation Funding Round

Law360 | January 2018

Law 360's coverage of Lake Whillans recent $125,000,000 capital raise

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Lawdragon names James Kearney, Boaz Weinstein, and Lee Drucker of Lake Whillans to top 100 legal consultant list

Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists of 2017

Lawdragon | December 2017

James Kearney, Boaz Weinstein, and Lee Drucker of Lake Whillans named to Lawdragon's 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2017

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Law 360 disusses rules governing litigation finance disclosure with Boaz Weinstein of Lake Whillans

Judges Search For Balance On Disclosing Litigation Finance

Law360 | December 11, 2017

Boaz Weinstein, Managing Director of Lake Whillans, discussing developments to the rules governing the disclosure of litigation finance transactions.

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Law 360 on why investors are taking the leap to 3rd-party funding with Lee Drucker of Lake Whillans a litigation finance firm

Why Investors Are Taking The Leap To 3rd-Party Funding

Law360 | December 11, 2017

Lee Drucker, Managing Director of Lake Whillans, discussing Lake Whillans' track record and the impetus for new investors to enter the litigation finance space.

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Litigation Finance

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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Wachtell Lawyer Jumps to Litigation Funder

Wachtell Lawyer Jumps to Litigation Funder

The American Lawyer | May 22, 2017

Garrett Ordower discusses his experience as a litigator at Wachtell, and his transition to joining the Lake Whillans team

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Litigation Finance

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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Litigation Finance

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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Litigation Finance

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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Litigation Finance

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

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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