April 22, 2020

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Michele L. Slachetka and Associate Christian Plummer explain that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in inquiries from law firms interested in exploring the possibility of using funding to hedge risk and add balance sheet stability to help combat the unpredictability.  Lawyers new to litigation funding may have questions regarding the discoverability and protection of materials shared with a funder. The authors summarize the trends that have emerged from courts across the country regarding the discoverability of litigation funding materials and discuss best practices for sharing documents with a litigation funder.