We’re proud to introduce the 2021 Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance.

The 100 professionals recognized in this year’s guide are at the forefront of an industry that is expanding in ever more creative ways to help lawyers finance underdog cases, lengthy appeals, insolvency matters, patent portfolios and even entire litigation department dockets. This year’s honorees include longtime industry veterans from some of the world’s most established funds, as well as upstart financiers with an eye on opportunity and the financial rewards clever wagering can bring.

The evolution of litigation finance was never more apparent than in the research and selection of this year’s guide. As ever, we rely on original research, submissions and vetting from peers and clients. New players are making their presence known as some stalwarts are shifting positions. Bubbling just below the surface are some of the most innovative legal finance thinkers on the planet who are creating new approaches sure to push the market further still.

The guide is 30 percent female and 13 percent inclusive.


First Name Last Name Firm Location
Cindy Ahn Longford Capital Chicago
Maximillian Amster Veridis Tampa
Christine Azar Burford Capital New York
Jonathan Barnes Woodsford Litigation Funding London
Isabelle Berger Nivalion Steinhausen/Zug, Switzerland
Eric Blinderman Therium Capital New York
Christopher Bogart Burford Capital New York
Erik Bomans Deminor Luxembourg
Anastasia Bondarenko Vannin Capital Paris
Clive Bowman Omni Bridgeway Sydney
Simon Burnett Balance Legal Capital London
John Byrne Therium Capital London
Jiamie Chen Parabellum Capital New York
Dai Wai Chin Feman Parabellum Capital New York
Allison  Chock Omni Bridgeway Los Angeles
Adrian Chopin Bench Walk Advisors London
Heather Collins Omni Bridgeway Sydney
Owen Cyrulnik Curiam Capital New York
Robin Davis Woodsford Litigation Funding New York
Marla Decker Lake Whillans New York
Christopher DeLise Delta Capital Partners Chicago
Patrick Dempsey Therium Capital New York
Matthew Denney Litigation Capital Management London
David Desser Juris Capital Chicago
Kirstin Dodge Nivalion Steinhausen/Zug, Switzerland
Lee Drucker Lake Whillans New York
Joseph Dunn Fortress Investment Group New York
Susan Dunn Harbour London
Timothy Farrell Longford Capital Chicago
William Farrell Longford Capital Chicago
James Foster Litigation Capital Management London
Steven Friel Woodsford Litigation Funding London
David Gallagher The D.E. Shaw Group New York
John Garda Longford Capital Dallas
Oliver Gayner Omni Bridgeway Sydney
Julia Gewolb Validity Finance New York
Adam Gill GLS Capital Chicago
Tom Glasgow Omni Bridgeway Singapore
Stuart Grant Bench Walk Advisors Wilmington, Del.
Chris Hagale Lake Whillans New York
Laina Hammond Validity Finance Houston
Oliver Hayes Balance Legal Capital London
Rosemary Ioannou Vannin Capital London
Sarah Johnson The D.E. Shaw Group New York
Aaron Katz Parabellum Capital New York
Jim Kearney Lake Whillans New York
David Kerstein Validity Finance New York
Mark King Harbour London
Thomas Kohlmeier Nivalion Munich
Elizabeth Korchin Therium Capital New York
Zachary Krug Woodsford Litigation Funding London
Christoph Kuzaj Therium Capital Duesseldorf
John Lazar Burford Capital New York
Alex Lempiner Woodsford Litigation Funding Spring House, Pa.
Cayse Llorens LexShares Boston
Andy Lundberg Burford Capital New York
Jamison Lynch GLS Capital Chicago
Dana MacGrath Omni Bridgeway New York
Ellora MacPherson Harbour London
William Marra Validity Finance New York
Jeremy Marshall Omni Bridgeway London
Timothy Mayer Therium Capital London
Hugh McLernon Omni Bridgeway Perth, Australia
Yasmin Mohammad Vannin Capital Paris
Jonathan Molot Burford Capital Washington, D.C.
Charlie Morris Woodsford Litigation Funding London
Hassan Murphy TRGP Capital New York
Jack Neumark Fortress Investment Group New York
Angela Ni Parabellum Capital New York
Michael Nicolas Longford Capital Chicago
Stephen O'Dowd Harbour London
Emily O'Neill Deminor London
Molly Pease Curiam Capital New York
David Perla Burford Capital New York
Rein Philips Redbreast Litigation Finance The Hague
Neil Purslow Therium Capital London
Robert Rothkopf Balance Legal Capital London
Nick Rowles-Davies Litigation Capital Management London
Andrew Saker Omni Bridgeway New York
Howard  Shams Parabellum Capital New York
Emily Slater Burford Capital New York
David Spiegel GLS Capital Chicago
Ruth Stackpool-Moore Omni Bridgeway Singapore
Tom Steindler Exton Advisors London
Tania Sulan Omni Bridgeway Adelaide, Australia
Ralph Sutton Validity Finance New York
Susanna Taylor Litigation Capital Management Sydney
Raymond Tellini Delta Capital Partners Chicago
Sean Thompson Parabellum Capital New York
Marjolein van den Bosch-Broeren Omni Bridgeway Singapore
Raymond van Hulst Omni Bridgeway Geneva
Ross Wallin Curiam Capital New York
Marcel Wegmüller Nivalion Steinhausen/Zug, Switzerland
Boaz Weinstein Lake Whillans New York
Wieger Wielinga Omni Bridgeway Amsterdam
Aviva Will Burford Capital New York
Katharine Wolanyk Burford Capital Chicago
Andrew Woltman Statera Capital Chicago
Allen Yancy LexShares New York
Louis Young Augusta Ventures London