Longford Capital Presentation Slides.pdf
litigation finance is a rapidly growing form of specialty finance used
by leading law firms and public and private companies of all sizes.
And, commercial litigation finance is an uncorrelated alternative
investment strategy attracting the full landscape of institutional
investors. Learn more about this exciting new asset class and the
characteristics that have fueled explosive growth from concept to
billions of dollars of investment the past several years.
P. Farrell, Jr. is a founder, Managing Director and General Counsel of
Longford Capital. Bill is responsible for investment sourcing,
underwriting and monitoring. Bill serves on Longford Capital’s
Bill is recognized as a leader in the
commercial litigation and litigation finance industries. Bill has been
awarded the highest possible rating (AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0) by
the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System for legal ability,
expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.
For the past many years, Bill has been included in the IAM Strategy 300 -
The World’s Leading IP Strategists, an annual listing of individuals
with an established track record in developing and implementing world
class intellectual property value creation programs. In 2018 and 2019,
Lawdragon recognized Bill as one of the 100 leading legal consultants
and strategists in the world. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, Chambers and
Partners ranked Longford Capital among the best litigation finance
Bill is an adjunct professor of law at the Baylor Law
School teaching a course on litigation finance as part of the Baylor Law
School LL. M. program on Litigation Management.
Bill is an
experienced trial lawyer with more than 20 years of litigation and trial
experience as both a government prosecutor and as a partner in the
commercial litigation departments of two prominent national law firms,
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP and Gardner, Carton & Douglas LLP
(n/k/a Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP). He served as the lead attorney
in dozens of cases and has taken numerous cases through trial and
appeal. Bill represented clients in state and federal courts and before
arbitration panels and regulatory agencies. His practice included
defense of antitrust claims and investigations, defense of class
actions, healthcare litigation, intellectual property and trade secret
litigation, First Amendment and defamation cases, consumer and
commercial fraud, and a variety of contract and commercial disputes.
launching Longford Capital, Bill served as the outside general counsel
to several companies and regularly provided advice to clients concerning
litigation strategy, claim valuation, risk mitigation and avoidance,
acquisitions,corporate structure, corporate governance, contracts,
internal policies, and other issues.
Prior to entering private
practice, Bill served as a prosecutor in the Criminal Prosecutions
Bureau of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a government
prosecutor, Bill served as the lead attorney in numerous trials and
represented the State of Illinois in several cases before the Illinois
Appellate Court. Bill has also been appointed a Special Assistant
Illinois Attorney General in connection with the representation of
government officials and government agencies.