Cooley advised founder Ralph Sutton on the launch of his new litigation funding firm, Validity Finance.
Validity’s backers have committed up to $250 million of capital to the new business. The company is anchored by a majority commitment from New York and London-based private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners through its Structured Opportunities Fund.
Validity heralds a new wave of legal funding by providing clients with the financial resources and strategic advice needed to ensure complex legal disputes are resolved on their merits. Validity’s mission is to make a meaningful difference in the legal system by focusing on client needs, both in the investment process and in the results.
Cooley advised with a team including Ron Hopkinson (Picture), Marc Samuel, Eric Dixon, Elizabeth Lewis, MaryBeth Shreiner, David Walsh, William Corcoran, Amanda Pacheco, Aaron Velli and Patrick Flanagan.
Involved fees earner: Ron Hopkinson – Cooley LLP; Marc Samuel – Cooley LLP; Eric Dixon – Cooley LLP; Elizabeth Lewis – Cooley LLP; MaryBeth Shreiner – Cooley LLP; David Walsh – Cooley LLP; William Corcoran – Cooley LLP; Amanda Pacheco – Cooley LLP; Aaron Velli – Cooley LLP; Patrick Flanagan – Cooley LLP;
Law Firms: Cooley LLP;
Clients: Validity Finance;