Intro to Litigation Funding

Event Description


What is litigation funding?  What are the legal, policy and ethical issues, and how does it really work?  Get an overview from a panel that includes a lawyer with experience in litigation funding and an asset manager from the funding side. Ethics topics will include:  whether and in what circumstances litigation funding arrangements may violate Minnesota Rule of Professional Conduct 5.4(a) prohibition on fee-splitting with non-lawyers (including New York City Bar Association opinion on this topic); ABA best practices concerning litigation funding and a lawyer’s ethical obligations (e.g. maintaining client confidentiality, fully advising the client, assuring that client retains control of the litigation, representing the interests of the client and not the funder).


John B. Orenstein | Of Counsel | Greene Espel PLLP
John Orenstein is a commercial litigator with an emphasis on securities litigation.  John has been Deputy General Counsel at RBC Dain Rauscher and in-house counsel at Whitebox Advisors.

David Jang | Principal | Bardin Hill Investment Partners
David Jang is a Principal at Bardin Hill Investment Partners, a multistrategy asset manager with a group focusing on litigation finance and other litigation-driven investments. David practiced general commercial litigation at Wachtell, Lipton and MoloLamken before entering asset management in 2014.

Christopher K. Larus | National Chair, IP & Technology Practice | Robins Kaplan LLP
For more than 25 years, Chris has helped his clients protect their intellectual property rights. He tries complex patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and licensing cases. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in courts throughout the country, and in both national and international arbitration.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 343295


HCBA Member:  $0
Non-HCBA Member:  $40
Law Student/New Admittee: Free 

Deadline to register: March 2, 2021 

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

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Program Manager:
Kara Haro

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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