Litigation finance is a growing segment of the specialty finance market, but it is attracting increasing scrutiny from regulators and the plaintiffs' bar. In this webinar, we will address different types of litigation finance programs and the risks associated with such programs.

During this webinar, we will address the following topics:

  • When might a purchase of or investment in future litigation recoveries be recharacterized as a loan subject to (1) state-law licensing requirements and/or usury limitations, and/or (2) federal consumer financial services laws, such as the Truth in Lending Act (TILA)?

  • What kinds of state statutes apply to litigation finance?

  • Are some program features riskier than others?

  • Does the CFPB have jurisdiction over litigation finance programs?

  • What are the risks associated with special compensation funds and trusts?

  • When might legal ethics issues interfere with litigation finance programs?

  • How might developments with purchase-structured litigation finance programs affect other alternatives to traditional loans, such as merchant cash advances?

Date & TIme

Tuesday, November, 21, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


Alan S. Kaplinsky,
Practice Leader
Consumer Financial Services


Jeremy T. Rosenblum
Practice Leader
Consumer Financial Services

Scott M. Pearson
Consumer Financial Services

James Kim
Consumer Financial Services

Taylor Steinbacher
Consumer Financial Services

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and prospective clients and members of the financial services industry. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for CLE credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Daniel Martin at