Navigate the Complexities of Litigation Finance

Gain a better understanding of the litigation finance industry, so you can secure the right third party to provide funding for your next case with essential expertise from Bloomberg Law.


Profile of Litigation Funders

This Bloomberg Law Practical Guidance identifies different sources of litigation funding available in the market, including traditional litigation funders, hedge funds, alternative sources of capital, and explores the benefits and drawbacks to working with each of them.

What is litigation funding – and how does it work?

Litigation finance is a third-party investment option used by law firms and their clients to fund lawsuits. A good legal claim can be a valuable asset. But there are risks. The value of the case is dependent upon a win. If a case is lost, the investor loses their initial investment with no return.

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How Litigation Finance Works

Investors are making millions off other people’s lawsuits. The idea is that a good legal claim is like an asset – it’s worth money, but there’s risk. Having anyone other than the direct parties to the litigation profit from a suit has historically been frowned upon, but now it’s become big business.


2021 Litigation Finance Market Survey

Download the executive summary of the Bloomberg Law Litigation Finance Market Survey of 75 attorneys and litigation finance funders. Get the latest insights into critically important topics and the legal industry’s increasing interest in this funding mechanism.


Lit Finance Complexities, Opportunities on the Rise

As litigation financing is gaining acceptance, the market is seeing different investors beyond the traditional, single-focus litigation finance firms.


Lawyers Who Know Are Warming Up to Litigation Finance

Lawyers who have used or are interested in using litigation finance are forming more positive opinions of its ethics and societal impacts.


Litigation Finance Glossary

Understand the specialized vocabulary used in litigation finance to properly communicate your case as an asset with our Litigation Finance Glossary.


Litigation Finance Client Types

Central to any litigation funding relationship is the type of client receiving the funding. This overview compares litigation funding for: plaintiffs in litigation or arbitration; law firms; and defendants in litigation or arbitration.

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Transform Potential Challenges into Profitable Possibilities

Litigation finance is a complex industry that is growing in scope and demand. Rely on In Focus: Litigation Finance to gain a better understanding of this evolving component of litigation practice. Highlights include:

  • Bloomberg Law’s 2021 Litigation Finance Market Survey tracks the growing acceptance of litigation finance and provides critical insights into the issues driving change in the industry
  • Bloomberg Law’s Practical Guidance covering industry basics, funding terms and structures, legal ethics, client types, and more
  • The latest news, Insights, Analysis, ethics resources, court opinions, and state statutory developments
  • Broker-dealer, transactional, and additional resources

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