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About Charles Agee

Charles has a breadth and depth of experience in the field of litigation finance that is quite rare. He has seen the industry both from the standpoint of a litigation funder and from the standpoint of an advisor to the companies and law firms that are the recipients of litigation funding. He has also participated in a wide variety of financing structures, ranging from funding of individual matters and portfolios to law firm financing. Charles is one of the original pioneers of litigation financing and has been active in the industry since 1998.

Charles frequently writes on topics related to law firm and legal department management; alternative fees; business development; entrepreneurship; legal, ethical, and policy issues; legal economics; and of course, litigation finance.

Interview: Toby Brown (of Akin Gump) on Innovations in the Business of Law

As the Chief Practice Officer for Akin Gump, Toby Brown has become an influential thought leader in the practice of developing law firm pricing arrangements that help create successful relationships with clients and firm partners. As a Peer Excellence award recipient-

Big Law Litigators’ Top Misconception of Litigation Finance

In my commercial litigation financing advisory work, I spend a great deal of time speaking with (and listening to) litigators at large law firms. In addition to these one-on-one discussions, I have made countless in-house educational presentations on third party-

Litigation Financing: Business Development Opportunity for Law Firms

Click on the link below to read an article I recently wrote that was featured in the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine. In this article I explain the business development opportunities for lawyers gained through their knowledge of commercial litigation financing. http://www.lawpracticemagazine.com/lawpracticemagazine/november_december_2014#pg66

Alternatives to Unpleasant Budget Conversations w/ Clients

Relationships depend largely on trust and communication, and in the context of your relationship with litigation clients, these elements are especially important. Litigation can be an emotionally charged process for the client. Litigation also involves inherent unpredictability both with respect-

Litigation Finance Considerations for Large Corporate Clients

When large corporations are involved in litigation, they are usually defending claims. These defensive expenditures are (unfortunately) part of a company’s routine legal budget, and the decision whether to incur them is not exactly elective. Allocating Capital to Litigation is-

Litigation Financing as a Tool to Manage Legal Expenditures

A relatively new capital market exists which enables companies facing large litigation budgets to defer these expenditures to a successful resolution of the matter—and to avoid the costs entirely if the matter resolves unfavorably. Companies derive many of the same-