Category: Legal Finance

ON #BAKERSDOZEN: LEGAL SECTOR BANKING EXPERT JAY BENEGAL OF CITIZENS

There is banking – and then there is banking for the legal sector specifically. Jay Benegal is a senior leader and ground-breaker in the field – with years of experience understanding and meeting the needs of legal clients. In a sector that is undergoing landmark change on so many levels, Jay Benegal of Citizens is a voice of experience. Here he tackles the infamous #BakersDozen.

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Expert Legal Insights: Efficient Document Reviews Help Argue Costs by Jessica Lockett of RICOH

Legal expert and HPC Contributor Jessica Lockett of RICOH takes a closer look at the Ernst & Young Inc. v. Essar Global Fund Ltd et al, 2017 ONSC 4017 (CanLII) Ontario Superior Court decision regarding the recovery of eDiscovery document review costs within the context of a bankruptcy proceeding under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). While on the surface it may look like the Court attempted to liken apples to oranges by comparing the dissimilar outsourced review costs borne by each of the Applicant (“Algoma”) and the Defendant (the “Essar Defendants”), this is not the case.

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HPC Analysis: On Legal Costs And Expectations – The Road Ahead Calls For Confidence In Closer Collaboration

The best way to tackle a difficult subject is to understand it – and talk about it. Legal costs and expectations would seem to be a good example. We see some great conversations ahead and even stronger business relationships emerging as clients and their legal service providers engage around data, embrace change and realize the benefits of greater transparency in helping one another succeed.

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PRESS RELEASE: Woodsford Litigation Funding To Provide International Litigation Boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC With Innovative $20m Global Portfolio Financing Facility

BREAKING: Woodsford Litigation Funding to provide international litigation boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC with innovative $20m global portfolio financing facility.

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PRESS RELEASE: Litigation Services, LLC Announces Strategic Partnership with Litigation Consulting Firm, Blueprint Trial Consulting

Litigation Services, LLC announces it has entered into a strategic partnership with litigation consulting firm, Blueprint Trial Consulting.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Litigation Services is one of the largest litigation support providers in the United States, and has experienced revenue growth of 280% in the past 3 years. The partnership will enable Litigation Services to expand its offerings and continue its rapid growth by providing clients with Blueprint’s jury research, litigation consulting, and graphics consulting and production services.

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DON’T BET AGAINST THIS GUY – UNLESS YOU ENJOY LOSING: STEVEN FRIEL, CEO OF WOODSFORD LITIGATION FUNDING, TAKES ON THE #BAKERSDOZEN

When the story of law is written for the next decade, litigation funding will feature prominently as the broader role of finance quietly but surely redefines the legal industry. We think it’s a new defining element of what is to come and we cannot over-estimate its importance. So it is with great pleasure that we got speaking with Steven Friel, CEO of Woodsford Litigation Funding – one of the sharpest minds in legal finance today. He’s not someone to bet against – unless you like losing, of course. Clear, articulate and purposeful, he doesn’t waste words. If you’re grappling with what the future looks like, Steven’s insights are a great place to start. Here he takes on the infamous #BakersDozen.

#BakersDozen is a series of interviews with leading professionals in the fields of law, consulting, finance, tech, and more.

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FOLLOW THE MONEY. DERMOT KNIGHT OF NAVIGATE LEGAL STEPS UP FOR THE INFAMOUS #BAKERSDOZEN CHALLENGE

We asked Dermot his thoughts on the greatest challenge facing law – his answer was succinct, powerful and timely: “Inertia. Innovation must go beyond buzzwords at conferences – there needs to be a transition from having an innovation strategy to living one. Those who act first have the most to gain – those that linger the most to lose.” You can read his interview here.

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