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William Marra of Validity Finance argues that attorney-client privilege should protect a company’s conversations with external litigation funders about the pursuit of a legal claim no less than its conversations with internal executives performing the same functions, as litigation funders perform functions similar to that of a CFO or an external consultant for claimholders that are not well-capitalized and cannot self-fund their litigations.
Michelle Eber of Validity Finance reports that Chief Judge Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas recently adopted a majority rule by denying a motion to compel production of litigation funding documents and notes that defendants that continue to demand discovery into litigation funding documents do so against a growing body of caselaw holding that such disclosure is improper.
Validity Finance has expanded to Washington, DC, adding international disputes lawyer Nicole Silver as an investment manager. Nicole was previously a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, representing governments and corporate clients in international arbitration proceedings, as well as in complex civil litigation, white-collar defense and internal investigations. Validity has also added renowned DC litigator and law firm leader Bert Rein as a senior advisor. One of the country’s top antitrust and commercial litigators, Mr. Rein is a founding partner of national law firm Wiley Rein and an expert on international law. In his new advisory role, he will assist Validity in furthering connections with major law firms and potential clients.
Validity Finance welcomes Michelle Eber as Portfolio Counsel in Houston to help manage their patent portfolio, including evaluating new cases for investment and supporting funded cases. Prior to joining Validity, Michelle was special counsel at Baker Botts. She was recognized as “One to Watch” in The Best Lawyers in America in 2022 and a Texas Super Lawyer – Rising Star for IP Litigation in 2020-2022.
Validity Finance has launched a new non-profit litigation finance program for individuals exonerated of serious crimes while they pursue civil claims for wrongful convictions. Validity will provide up to $100K to exonerees at its cost of capital, with repayment contingent on success of civil claims. The company has agreed to provide funding to two exonerees to date.
Validity Finance is pleased to welcome Harvard law students Marlon Becerra and Shao-Jia Chang for its 2021 Equal Access Fellowship. The program, in its third year, provides a 10-week paid summer fellowship to first-year law students of diverse backgrounds.

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