On Demand Audio

Commercial Litigation Funding: Overview, Ethics, and Utility

(675 reviews)

Produced on May 24, 2018

Taught by
$ 89 Litigation In Stock
Get started now

$299 / year - Access to this Course and 1,500+ Lawline courses


Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Litigation

Course Description

In this practical course, presented by Edward Reilly of Themis Legal Capital, you will learn the basics of commercial litigation funding and develop an understanding of the ins and outs of the litigation funding process. Upon completion of this course you will have the confidence to educate your clients on how litigation financing can be used to their benefit and to advise your clients as they navigate the litigation funding process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine how a litigation finance transaction is conceived and structured
  2. Explore the history of third party litigation funding in the United States
  3. Discuss how a prospective funder will conduct due diligence and manage the funding process
  4. Identify how privileges are protected in the litigation funding process
  5. Navigate key ethical considerations in litigation funding
  6. Develop practical ways that your clients and your own practice can benefit from the use of litigation funding

Credit Information

After completing this course, Lawline will report your attendance information to {{ accredMasterState.state.name }}. Please ensure your license number is filled out in your profile to ensure timely reporting. For more information, see our {{ accredMasterState.state.name }} CLE Requirements page . After completing this course, {{ accredMasterState.state.name }} attorneys self-report their attendance and CLE compliance. For more information on how to report your CLE courses, see our {{ accredMasterState.state.name }} CLE Requirements FAQ .


Edward Reilly

Themis Legal Capital

Before co-founding Themis Legal Capital, Ed Reilly was a corporate partner with several international law firms, including Goodwin Procter; Morgan Lewis & Bokius and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & McRae. Over the course of his career, he represented corporations and financial sponsors including prominent venture capital, mezzanine, private equity and hedge funds for more than 30 years. Ed routinely acted as his clients’ de facto general counsel and advised them on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from the prosecution, defense and resolution of litigation and pre-litigation disputes to the structuring and closing of innovative financial transactions. During his tenure in private practice, Ed enjoyed leadership roles including rotations as a managing partner of a growing regional office, a member of a firm-wide administrative committee and the head of a firm’s international private equity initiative. Since 2012 Ed has immersed himself in the Claim Based Funding business developing a sourcing network, collaborating on case evaluation and transaction structuring with established and emerging fund managers and contributing to academic efforts to promote best practices in the field. Ed is admitted to the bar in New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Columbia University School of Law.


Gary N.

Great course -- Can't find written materials

Robert G.

Very informative on this topic. Mr. Reilly is a very good presenter.

Stephen E.

I learned a great deal, thanks.

Thomas M.

Really interesting.

Jessica B.

Great info

Sheri M.

Excellent instructor. The best so far by a long shot.

Robert D.

Excellent and informative primer on litigation funding for civil cases.

Patrick B.


Nina Anne G.

Very interesting and informative.

Suuzen Ty A.

Very interesting insights into little-known aspect of certain lawsuits.

Trisha B.

A great presentation on litigation funding

Anthony D.

relatvely interesting presenter--good topic if I go back into private practice

John A.


Carolyn D.

Surprised about non disclosure of funding arrangements

Geoffrey D.

I appreciated the discussion of champerty and maintenance in that it was a good discussion.

Mary Ellen F.

Good Speaker. Good Materials

T.W. Ronald D.

good program

Mary B.

Excellent presentation.

James A.

timely and informative

jerry s.


Load More