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Litigation Finance: What It Is, How to Get It and Why It’s Transforming the Business of Law

Burford Capital


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Litigation finance – a transformative financial tool with benefits for in-house legal teams and law firms – grew more than four-fold between 2013 and 2017. This webinar will provide insights into what’s driving that growth, and shed light on how in-house teams can use financing to shift cost and risk off balance sheets and improve accounting outcomes without sacrificing the pursuit or defense of claims with value to the business. Travis Lenkner of Burford Capital, the world’s largest provider of litigation finance, will define the types of legal financing products available, explain the timing and process for securing financing, and address ethical considerations as well as what to look for in a financing partner. 


Aviva Will
Senior Managing Director, Burford Capital

Aviva Will is a Senior Managing Director in charge of Burford’s global underwriting and investment function.

In her role at Burford, Ms. Will has overseen the continuing innovation of its offerings to law firms and corporations, and has built the industry’s most respected litigation finance team and process. She has managed a broad range of litigation matters valued in the billions of dollars during her career, with a particular specialty in antitrust and complex business litigation. 

Prior to joining Burford in 2010, Ms. Will was a senior litigation manager and Assistant General Counsel at Time Warner Inc., where she managed a portfolio of significant antitrust, IP, and complex commercial litigation. She was also the company’s chief antitrust and regulatory counsel, advising senior management on antitrust risk and overseeing all government antitrust investigations and merger clearances worldwide. She also served as the Assistant Secretary for the company, managing corporate compliance and governance for the company and Board.

Prior to joining Time Warner, Ms. Will was a senior litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Ms. Will graduated from Columbia College with a degree in economics and philosophy, and cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where she was the Writing & Research Editor of the Fordham Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Stewart G. Pollock on the New Jersey Supreme Court.


Aviva Will


10 January 2018
16:00 - 16:45 UTC
45 min