New York, NY, March 30, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that James Batson, Investment Manager and Legal Counsel with Bentham IMF will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Third-Party Litigation Funding: What You Need to Know.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/third-party-litigation-funding/
About James Batson
James Batson is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel with Bentham IMF’s New York office. Jim helps companies and individuals obtain non-recourse financing for commercial lawsuits. He manages the investment process on potential cases from initial review through final resolution.
Before joining Bentham, Jim spent two years in the litigation funding industry and twenty years with a prestigious plaintiff’s law firm. As a senior partner, Jim oversaw cases brought on a contingent-fee basis. An accomplished litigator, Jim tried cases in federal and state court and before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, FINRA and the Chicago Board of Trade. He also handled regulatory proceedings before the SEC, the NYSE and FINRA.
Jim frequently speaks about litigation finance at conferences, law firm seminars and other events. Jim received a B.A. in Economics and English from Cornell University, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Fordham University School of Business.
About Bentham IMF
Bentham IMF is the US arm of IMF Bentham Limited, one of the most successful litigation funding companies in the world, with a portfolio that has a total claim size value of $3.8 billion AUD. The companies have 14 offices throughout the world and provide funding to clients in the US, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. They have funded to completion 166 cases in the past 16 years, generating $2.1 billion AUD in recoveries and achieving a 90% success rate, with their clients retaining an average of 62% of all case proceeds.
Third-party litigation funding, which expands the access to justice in the continuously evolving economic setting by proving plaintiffs with resources to litigate in exchange for a cut of any monetary recovery and control of litigation outcomes, has increased its involvement in the global dispute resolution landscape.
In this Live Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals organized by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent updates in Third-Party Litigation Funding. Speakers will go beyond the basics and present practical tips and strategies to avoid potential risks and pitfalls.
Key topics include:
• Third-Party Litigation Funding: Framework
• Legal Restrictions and Considerations
• Global TPLF Disclosure Trend
• Identifying Risks and Pitfalls
• Strategies and Trends
• Updates in 2018
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/