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Webinar: Cashflow, Clients, and Credit: Managing Law Firm Finances in Changing Times
December 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This webinar offers 1 self study credit; 1 hour of Legal Ethics self study credit.
Businesses, including law firms, are approaching end-of-year finances during a period of ongoing extraordinary circumstances. Firms are increasingly looking to litigation finance to provide a measure of financial stability, predictability, and risk-sharing, as well as to power growth, during uncertain times. Litigation finance differs from traditional line-of-credit and other debt facilities in important ways. This program provides lawyers and law firms with an overview of how litigation finance works, how it’s different from traditional recourse financing, and the law surrounding the potential ethical issues involved in using litigation finance.
Speakers: Aaron Katz, Peter Jarvis, and Brent Landau
Moderator: Anne Davis
Aaron Katz co-founded the first U.S.-based commercial litigation finance business in 2006, which spun off from Credit Suisse in 2012 as Parabellum Capital. Aaron is a recognized leader in the U.S. commercial litigation finance market. He has been ranked by LawDragon as a global leader in litigation finance and a leading legal consultant and strategist. He developed many of the innovative investment structures that are considered mainstream today. Previously, Aaron spent sixteen years practicing litigation at both the trial and appellate levels at major firms, including Davis Polk & Wardwell and DLA Piper, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice,, where he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Peter Jarvis is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Portland office, where he practices primarily in the area of attorney professional responsibility and risk management. He advises lawyers, law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal departments about all aspects of the law governing lawyers. Peter co-authored of The Law of Lawyering (4th Ed. 2015), one of the country’s leading professional responsibility treatises. He is a past president of the national Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and is a regular speaker both at APRL events and at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Conference on Professional Responsibility. In 2019, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility honored Peter with its Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award, given annually to one individual whose career commitment in areas such as legal ethics, disciplinary enforcement and lawyer professionalism demonstrates the best accomplishment of lawyers.
Brent Landau is Global Managing Partner of Hausfeld, a claimants’ firm with twelve offices in the United States and Europe. He has been recognized by a wide array of national and global publications for his leadership in and out of the courtroom, including being named a “Titan of the Plaintiffs’ Bar” by Law360 in 2019. Brent also serves as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where he teaches a course in Professional Responsibility. Brent’s clients include large and small businesses seeking compensation for price-fixing, monopolization, and other wrongdoing. With experience representing clients in health care, transportation, and other industries, he has obtained significant recoveries in courts throughout the United States.