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Litigation Finance as a Multi-Tool for Corporate Law Departments

November 14th, 2022|

Litigation finance as a multi-tool for corporate law departments Woodsford’s Bob Koneck and Alex Lempiner recently published a brief article on thomsonreuters.com looking at how litigation funding may hold the key for corporate law departments to effectively manage their outside counsel and gain the leverage to pursue high-value litigation. Bob and Alex look at the main types of litigation funding [...]

Podcast: Litigation Financing and IP Enforcement With Robin Davis & Bob Koneck

November 2nd, 2022|

Our US Chief Investment Officer, Robin Davis and Director of Litigation Finance and Legal Counsel, Bob Koneck appeared on Jeff Harty of Nyemaster Goode's On Intellectual Property podcast, discussing litigation financing And IP enforcement. Litigation is not cost-free, particularly when we talk about intellectual property cases that can be driven by myriad factual inquiries. Those inquiries can result in significant [...]

Bankruptcy Update November 2022: Mass Tort Bankruptcies

October 31st, 2022|

Bankruptcy Update November 2022: Mass Tort Bankruptcies. In recent years, businesses facing outsized tort liability have turned to the United States bankruptcy courts as a means to resolve and ultimately discharge their liabilities in an orderly manner. While this use of the bankruptcy system dates back to the 1982 bankruptcy of Johns-Manville Corporation, in recent years, we have seen an [...]

Woodsford supports Toyota Diesel Defeat Device class action in Australia

October 18th, 2022|

Woodsford supports Toyota Diesel Defeat Device class action in Australia. Woodsford supports another major Australian class action with a claim filed yesterday (17th October) in the Supreme Court of Victoria on behalf of up to half a million owners of diesel-powered Toyota vehicles. The class action filed yesterday by Victoria-based Maddens Lawyers alleges that Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited manufactured [...]

View the recording of our Webinar: The UPC: A Game Changer for European Patent Assertion

October 13th, 2022|

We hosted a lively, interactive webinar, The UPC: A Game Changer for European Patent Assertion  on Wednesday 12th October 2022. You can view a recording of the webinar here. Our Director of Business Development, Mitesh Modha, hosted and was joined by our US Chief Investment Officer, Robin Davis in New York, Andreas Wietzke, partner at Mathys & Squire in Munich and Myles Jelf, joint head of the [...]

Legal Pricing/Value & Litigation Finance Series: Part Two

September 15th, 2022|

The following is part two of a three-part series discussing the intersection of legal pricing, client value and litigation finance. The series is authored by Brendan Dyer who joined Woodsford from from Goodwin Procter, where he led the firm’s strategic pricing initiatives for both the IP Litigation and Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution practices. Client Value: Growing client relationships through Litigation Finance A widely [...]

Woodsford supports $Multibillion claim filed against Sony Group

August 20th, 2022|

Woodsford supports $Multibillion claim filed against Sony Group. Woodsford is proud to support another major UK class action, with a $Multibillion claim filed against UK subsidiaries of Sony Group in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on 19 August. The claim is being brought on behalf of UK-based PlayStation users who have purchased digital games and/or add-on content from the PlayStation [...]

Patience and Resources are Needed for Universities and TTOs to get Fair Compensation for their IP

August 19th, 2022|

Patience and Resources are Needed for Universities and TTOs to get Fair Compensation for their Intellectual Property. As previously reported by Woodsford, the valuable technology advances created at colleges and universities are often implemented by non-affiliated businesses without fair compensation.  Such was the case when Columbia University filed an 8-patent action against NortonLifeLock to remedy Norton’s use of Columbia’s innovative computer security technology. When Columbia [...]

Legal Pricing/Value & Litigation Finance Series: Part One

August 15th, 2022|

The following is part one of a three-part series discussing the intersection of legal pricing, client value and litigation finance. The series is authored by Brendan Dyer who joined Woodsford from from Goodwin Procter, where he led the firm’s strategic pricing initiatives for both the IP Litigation and Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution practices. Avoiding Fee Fatigue and “Accidental Contingencies” with Late-Stage Litigation Finance [...]

Woodsford announces major expansion, with six new hires in the UK and US

August 2nd, 2022|

Woodsford announces further expansion We are excited to announce a  further major expansion of our global team with the appointment of Ryan Schultz as Vice President, Business Development in the US, four new members of the London-based underwriting and finance teams and the addition of former Linklaters partner, Kathryn Ludlow to our IAP. The appointments of Schultz (Minneapolis), Emily Woolcott, [...]

(Another) Decision to Watch on Discoverability of Litigation Funding Materials in the US: Fleet Connect v. Waste Connections

July 18th, 2022|

As litigation funding becomes more prevalent in patent litigation, defendants in the US are likely to attempt to obtain discovery into such agreements.  However, litigation funding discovery is usually nothing more than a fishing expedition aimed to create additional burden for plaintiffs.  Recently, Judge Gilstrap ruled precisely that discovery of ligation funding documents is irrelevant to any claim or defense and [...]

The Case For Company-Directed Offensive ESG Litigation

July 12th, 2022|

The Case For Company-Directed Offensive ESG Litigation In a provocative article published in Law360, Woodsford’s Bob Koneck argues that there is an opportunity for the legal industry to benefit from an ESG paradigm shift — rather than treat ESG litigation as a mere source of liability, companies and their lawyers should evaluate and pursue offensive ESG litigation as a linchpin of their [...]

Woodsford ranked band 2 for litigation funding by Chambers

July 4th, 2022|

Chambers 2022 Litigation Support rankings have been announced. We are pleased to share that Woodsford ranked Band 2 for litigation funding. Congratulations to our CEO Steven Friel and CIO (EMEA & APAC) Charlie Morris for being recognised individuals. See here for the complete rankings.

View the recording of our Webinar: A Practical Guide to Litigation Funding

June 1st, 2022|

We hosted a lively, interactive webinar, A Practical Guide to Litigation Funding, on Thursday 26 May. You can view a recording of the webinar here. Our US Chief Investment Officer, Robin Davis hosted and she was joined by our US General Counsel, Alex Lempiner, and talented litigator, Russell Tonkovich of Kramer Day, who provided a top practitioner's perspective. The webinar [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Legal Counsel in London

May 19th, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting a Legal Counsel in London We have a rare opportunity for a transactional commercial/corporate lawyer to join our dynamic London team and play an important part in Woodsford’s continued growth and development as an ESG-focused business. The right candidate will be closely involved in all aspects of the company’s commercial and litigation finance related affairs, working directly [...]

Woodsford is recruiting an Operations & Accounts Assistant / Bookkeeper in London

May 5th, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting an Operations & Accounts Assistant / Bookkeeper in London We're seeking a full-time Operations & Accounts Assistant/Bookkeeper to work in our small finance team. You will work directly with the Commercial Manager and Financial Controller to process accounts payable and accounts receivables as well as post transactions on the accounting system and produce management accounts. This position [...]

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