Innovation, Business, and Law Center Guest Speaker: Professor Maya Steinitz
Jan 24, 2020
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
130 Byington Road, Iowa City, IA 52246
IBL Center Guest Speaker: Professor Maya Steinitz
University of Iowa College of Law Professor Maya Steinitz will present a talk entitled "Litigation, Law Firm Finance, and the Future of the Legal Profession."
Litigation finance is the new and fast-growing practice by which a nonparty funds a plaintiff’s litigation either for-profit or for some other motivation. Both proponents and opponents of this newly -emergent phenomenon are in agreement that the it is the most important development in civil justice of this era. Litigation finance is already transforming civil litigation at the level of the single case as well as, incrementally, at the level of the civil justice system as a whole. It is also beginning to transform the way law firms are doing business and it will increasingly shape the careers of civil litigators at firms small and large. Consequently, Congress, state legislatures, state and federal courts, bar associations, international arbitration institutions, as well as legislatures and courts in other nations are all proceeding along dozens of parallel tracks grappling with how to regulate litigation finance and especially with the question of what, if any, disclosure requirements to impose on such financing.
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