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When the two largest rivals in an industry combine, it is typically a sign of a mature market. In the case of litigation finance, throw that rule out. The December 2016 acquisition of Gerchen Keller Capital by Burford Capital — at the time the two largest companies investing in commercial litigation — has proved to be a spark plug for the nascent business of financially backing lawsuits.
By Scott McFetters
Advanced technology isn’t free. Outfitting your team with equipment that will move the needle can require an impossibly large capital outlay. The solution may not be, therefore, to purchase all that gear. It may be to lease or finance it.
By Lawrence L. Bell
The rule, overseen by the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, modifies the definition of “employer” under ERISA regarding entities that could sponsor group health and benefit coverage.
By Lizzy McLellan
More Law Firms Are Paving the Path to Partner, But What Happens Once One Gets There Is Less Than Certain
In some ways, the country’s most recently promoted partners are more prepared than ever to take on their new roles. But the change still comes with its surprises.
By Justin Peacock
A rundown of the top items lawyers should have on their financial checklists, based on their career stage.