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.
Managing Director, Burford Capital
Travis Lenkner is a Managing Director of Burford Capital. Mr. Lenkner co-founded Gerchen Keller Capital and as Managing Director helped steer its growth to $1.3 billion in assets under management prior to its acquisition by Burford. His experience includes roles as in-house counsel at a Fortune 50 company, a litigator at one of the world’s leading law firms and a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States.
Prior to helping launch Gerchen Keller in 2013, Mr. Lenkner was a Senior Counsel at The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace firm and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. While at Boeing, he represented the company in litigation matters and advised senior executives on significant regulatory issues.
Previously, Mr. Lenkner was a litigation and appellate attorney in the New York and Washington offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he represented clients in complex civil and criminal disputes before the Supreme Court and other tribunals.