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 2022 conference

The International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) hosted 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, 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.

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Morning Session #1
Morning Session #2
Morning Session #3


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

2022 Agenda

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8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

12:15 pM

The Law and US Global Competitiveness: A Conversation with Andrei Iancu

Optional Gallery Tours will be offered during this session

12:45 pm


1:15 pm

Keynote – State of the Profession
Brad Hildebrandt, Chairman, Hildebrandt Consulting

2:00 pm

Setting up an Efficient and Effective Affirmative Litigation Strategy

3:15 pm

Mitigating Risk: How Insurance and Legal Finance Work Together

4:15 pm

Breakout Sessions
Quantification of Law: The Role of Data in the Legal Industry
Emerging Intellectual Property Issues

5:15 pm

The Future of International Arbitration

6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

2022 conference speakers

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

Sara Cannon

Vice President, Structured Solutions Practice

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

Ian DiBernardo

Partner, Brown Rudnick

Anna El-Erian

Board Member, Gabriel Resources

Alfred Fabricant

Managing Partner, Fabricant LLP

Richard Finkleman

Managing Director, BRG

David gallagher

Co-Head of Litigation Investing, DE Shaw

Lindsay Gastrell

Senior Counsel, Arbitration Chambers

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

Karl Harris

Chief Executive Officer, LexMachina

Natasha Harrison

Founder and Managing Partner, Pallas Partners

Brad Hildenbrandt

Chairman, Hildebrandt Consulting

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

Steven Nachtwey

Partner, Bartlit Beck

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

Dan Rabinowitz

CEO, Pre-Dicta

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

Jennifer Selendy

Founding Partner, Selendy Gay Elsberg

Nicholas Trutanich

Executive Vice President of Litigation, Fox Corporation

Sarah tsou

Portfolio Manager – Global Intellectual Property, Senior Investment Manager

Rishi Varma

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Aviva Will

Co-Chief Operating Officer, Burford Capital

Katharine wolanyk

Managing Director, Burford Capital

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