A Primer on Ethics Topics Relating to Commercial Litigation Funding


Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. ET |11 a.m. PT

Earn: 1.0 Ethics Credit

Cost: Complimentary

Sponsored by: 

A Primer on Ethics Topics Relating to Commercial Litigation Funding

In a webcast offering Ethics CLE credit, Burford’s Senior Vice President, Andrew Cohen, will provide an overview of one of the most talked-about tools of the legal industry: legal finance.

Mr. Cohen will explain what legal finance is and how it works while addressing its practical applications. After introducing the tool, he will spend the remainder of the webcast discussing the ethical considerations pertaining to its use, addressing subjects such as control, work product and attorney-client privilege, among other topics.

Save your spot for this informative webcast that will cover:

  • An overview of legal finance and examples of its applications
  • Answers to common questions about ethics topics, including:
    • Champerty, maintenance, barratry
    • Usury
    • Work product
    • Attorney-client privilege
    • And more…

Continuing Education Credit (Ethics)

This program is pending approval for 1.0 CLE credits in the following jurisdictions:

  • New York (NY)
  • New Jesey (NJ)
  • California (CA)
  • Illinois (IL)



A Primer on Ethics Topics Relating to Commercial Litigation Funding Andrew Cohen | Senior Vice President | Burford Captial

Andrew Cohen is a Senior Vice President of Burford’s underwriting and investment arm.

Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Cohen was a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton, where he specialized in litigation and regulatory matters involving financial institutions and complex financial products, as well as IP matters relating to trademark disputes. He regularly represented financial institutions and public companies before state Attorneys General, the SEC, and the DOJ in investigations into complex securities including auction rate securities and MBS, accounting issues and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

Mr. Cohen graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review.

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