Vannin Capital, the global expert in legal finance, is a founding sponsor of the General Counsel Forum on Litigation Finance, a new conference from Momentum being held May 1, 2019 in New York City.
The forum has been created specifically with the needs of in-house counsel in mind who are looking to use litigation finance to add strategic value to their organizations and as a balance sheet and risk management tool. The event is also focused on content valuable to large law firms, boutique plaintiffs' firms, big law defense counsel, as well as other members of the legal finance ecosystem. Vannin Capital's Regional Managing Director, Scott Mozarsky will Chair the forum.
Commenting on the event, Scott said: "The General Counsel forum is a fantastic opportunity for in-house counsel to come together, to learn and share insights on the trends that are emerging in the market.
He continued: "Third-party, non-recourse litigation finance has many widely-known benefits but what is often overlooked is its ability to deliver financial and operational benefits to in-house legal groups and the companies in which they work. We look forward to shining a light on some of those benefits alongside some of the industry's leading practitioners and experts."
"This partnership underscores Vannin Capitals reputation as a global expert in the provision of legal finance," said Ben Greenzweig, CEO and Co-Founder Momentum Events. "There is a massive need for the education of in-house counsel in this realm that the forum will cover, and it was an easy decision for Momentum to extend its invitation to Vannin Capital to be a founding sponsor."
The litigation finance industry continues to grow rapidly as evidenced by the growing percentage of disputes that are being brought to funders by firms and in-house groups. Law firms and Corporate Counsel are using litigation finance to manage risk across their case portfolios, while hedge funds and private-equity firms are deepening their involvement in the industry.
Being a founding sponsor and Chair, Vannin Capital will serve as a key advisor on the forum board helping with the planning and development of the event. The Company aims to offer insights to attendees looking to gain an edge over the competition and facilitate an atmosphere that serves to elevate the skills and standards in the industry.
The mission for the forum is to provide an understanding and appreciation for this newly evolving asset class whose returns are uncorrelated with movements in the equity, bond and commodities markets and that solves a number of legal industry challenges including, among others, access to justice for smaller organizations.