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

Morgan Library, New york city

April 15, 2024

About the 2024 conference

The International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) hosts 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 organizes the industry’s most substantive events throughout the world for those whose businesses can benefit from commercial legal finance, with speakers and attendees drawn from top corporate legal departments, law firms and legal finance providers.


A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE historic Morgan Library

This stunning location provides an unforgettable backdrop to learn and network, 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

2024 Agenda

8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:05 AM

State of the Industry

9:55 am

Coffee Break

10:05 am

CFOs & GCs on Optimizing Legal Value

10:50 am

Networking Break

11:15 am

The Judge Perspective

12:00 pm

Coffee Break

12:15 pm

Keynote Address

1:00 pm


2:15 pm

Innovation Driving Growth in Big Law

3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:15 pm

Corporate IP Monetization

4:00 pm

Coffee Break

4:15 pm

Insurance and Legal Finance as Two Sides of the Same Coin

5:00 pm

Cocktail Reception in Historic Morgan Library

Conference SPeakers INCLUDE

Rob Addy

BartlitBeck LLP

Gary Barnett

Executive Director, ILFA

Boaz Brickman

Senior Vice President, Legal at IPValue Management Inc.

Chris bogart

CEO, Burford Capital

Michael Bowe

Partner, Brown Rudnick

Marc Carmel

Member, Business Restructuring Services Department, McDonald Hopkins

Hon. Robert Dow

United States District Judge, Counselor to the Chief Justice

Ryan Dunigan

General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary, Corning Optical Communications

Bill Farrell

Co-Founder, Managing Director, and General Counsel, Longford Capital

Kenneth R. Feinberg

Court-appointed Mediator

dai wai chin feman

Managing Director, Commercial Litigation and Corporate Counsel, Parabellum

Christopher Halmy

Former CFO, Ally Financial

Liz Hoffman

Business and Finance Editor, Semafor

Philip Iovieno

Co-chair, Antitrust Litigation Group, Cadwalader

Sarah johnson

Head of Litigation Investing, The D.E. Shaw Group

Michael E. Lackey

Partner, Mayer Brown

William R. LaFontaine, Jr.

Senior Advisor, Intellectual Property, IBM Corporation

Travis lenkner

Founder & CEO, Larkspur Partners

Craig Martin

Willkie, Farr, & Gallagher LLP

Kim S. Magyar

General Counsel, Retail Division, McLane Company, Inc.

michael perich

Senior Vice President, Head of Litigation Insurance, Lockton

Ryan Phair

Co-Chair, Antitrust and Competition Practice, Paul Hastings

neil purslow

Chief Investment Office, Therium

charles schmerler

Head of Litigation Finance, Pretium

Hon. Shira Scheindlin

U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York

Joshua Schmidt

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, InterDigital

Sam Sheldon

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Dom Spinelli

Head of Contingent & Litigation Risk for North America, VALE Insurance Partners

Hon. Ursula Ungaro

Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Raymond van Hulst

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Omni Bridgeway

katharine wolanyk

Managing Director, Burford Capital