Bringing together legal and finance leaders to share best practices in managing litigation and arbitration cost and risk

Morgan Library

New york city

October 24, 2022

About the conference

Join us for the legal industry’s premier annual conference to discuss the ongoing transformation in how corporate legal teams and law firms manage the cost and risk of their commercial litigation and arbitration. As the world’s only global trade association for commercial legal finance, the International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) has organized the industry’s most substantive event for those whose businesses can benefit from commercial legal finance capital, with speakers and attendees drawn from top corporate legal departments, law firms and legal finance providers.

The day-long gathering includes networking opportunities with legal and finance leaders including a cocktail reception in the iconic Morgan Library in New York City.

Please RSVP by October 7, 2022

Conference attire: Business

For any further questions on this event please contact 


Join us FOR A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE historic Morgan Library

This stunning location provides an unforgettable backdrop to learning and networking, with opportunities for conference guests to join tours of one of the world’s most significant collections of art and manuscripts and the iconic private office of Gilded Age financier J. P. Morgan.

Intro to the Morgan Library


225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York City, NY 10016-3405

Located within walking distance from the Grand Central Terminal (an 8 minute walk and a 3 minute drive) or a short 25 minute drive from the LaGuardia Airport. 


Monday, October 24, 2022

8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

9:10 am

State of the Industry

10:10 am

Building High Value Law Firm Practices

11:10 am

The Client View: The Economics of Litigation and What GCs Think About Legal Finance Now

12:10 Pm

The Law and US Global Competitiveness: A Conversation with Andrei Iancu, Former Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Gallery Tour

12:45 pm


1:30 pm

Keynote Address

2:00 pm

Setting up an Efficient and Effective Affirmative Litigation Strategy

3:00 pm

Refreshment Break

3:15 pm

Mitigating Risk: How Insurance and Legal Finance Work Together

4:00 pm

Refreshment Break / Transition to Breakout Sessions

4:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

Option 1: Quantification of Law: The Role of Data in the Legal Industry

Option 2: Emerging Issues in Intellectual Property

5:00 pm

Transition to Final Panel

5:15 pm

The Future of International Arbitration

6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

conference speakers include

Terri Ahrens

Assistant General Counsel, US Foods

Tom Baker

Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Gary Barnett

Executive Director, ILFA

Jason Bertoldi

Head of Contingent Risk Solutions, Willis Towers Watson

Josh Blandi

Chief Executive Officer, Unicourt

Chris Bogart

Chief Executive Officer, Burford Capital

Vijay Bondada

Vice President, Chief Litigation Officer, Duke Energy

Lee Caplan

Partner, Arent Fox

Hon. John Cronan

Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Stephen Davidson

Managing Director, Head of Claims, and Head of Litigation and Contingent Risk, AON

Anna El-Erian

Board Member, Gabriel Resources

Alfred Fabricant

Managing Partner, Fabricant LLP

David gallagher

Co-Head of Litigation Investing, DE Shaw

Lindsay Gastrell

Senior Counsel, Arbitration Chambers

Faith Gay

Founding Partner, Selendy Gay Elsberg

russell genet

Director, Longford Capital Management

Jason Goldy

Global Team Leader, Litigation & Contingent Risk Insurance, Alliant


Corporate Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, Raytheon Technologies

Sandy Grimm

Chief Legal Officer, Southeastern Grocers

David Haigh

Managing Director, Atlantic Global Risk

Natasha Harrison

Founder and Managing Partner, Pallas Partners

Blase iaconelli

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Aramark

Hon. Andrei iancu

Former Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Partner, Irell & Manella

Philip iovieno

Partner, Co-Chair Antitrust Litigation Group, Cadwalader

Christopher lee

Partner, Lee Sheikh & Haan

Jara minguez almeida

Team Leader, ICSID

Dan Nugent

General Counsel, Nestle

Gina Passarella

Editor in Chief, Global Legal Brands, American Lawyer Media

Ina Popova

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Neil Purslow

Chief Investment Officer, Therium Capital

David ruder

Principal, RKIP Management LLC

Andrew Saker

Chief Executive Officer, Omni Bridgeway

Charles schmerler

Senior Managing Director, Head of Litigation Finance, Pretium

Chris Seeger

Founding Partner, Seeger Weiss

Cindy Sobel

Partner, Bartlit Beck

Nicholas Trutanich

Executive Vice President of Litigation, Fox Corporation

Sarah tsou

Senior Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway

Rishi Varma

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Aviva Will

Co-Chief Operating Officer, Burford Capital

Katharine wolanyk

Managing Director, Burford Capital

Roomblock Reservation

A room block has been reserved at the Andaz 5th Avenue Hyatt at a reduced room rate of $599 per night. Please call (866) 516-7567 and reference the ILFA conference to receive this rate, or click here to book your room online.

Andaz 5th Avenue Hyatt

485 5th Avenue at E 41st St
New York, NY 10017