Chambers Ranks Longford Capital Among Top Litigation Finance Firms for Fourth Consecutive Year

CHICAGO, June 25, 2021 - Chambers and Partners ranked Longford Capital among the top litigation finance firms in the United States in its 2021 Chambers Litigation Support Guide. It also ranked Longford among the best firms specifically for funding intellectual property claims, and co-founder and managing director Michael Nicolas among the best individual practitioners. This is the fourth consecutive annual recognition of Longford and Nicolas by Chambers; both have been included in Chambers’ rankings annually since its inaugural report on the industry in 2018.

Nicolas is responsible for portfolio management, including underwriting, investment selection, and the due diligence process. He is also a thought leader, speaking regularly at conferences and authoring articles on the industry. He is a former litigator and partner in the commercial litigation group of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, at which he represented companies involved in complex commercial disputes.

Chambers bases its judgments on the facts of each firm (total capital, fund structure, leading investors, quality of management, track record, etc.), commentary from those who have worked with the firm, and the opinions of peers.

Longford funds cases involving three broad areas of the law: commercial disputes; antitrust and trade regulation claims; and intellectual property actions and has helped lead the evolution of litigation finance from single-case investments and law firm and corporate portfolios to post-judgment awards, claim monetization and insurance matters. It provides these and other capital solutions to Am Law 100 firms and litigation boutiques, private businesses and Fortune 500 corporations, universities, government agencies, and other entities that are involved in disputes with $25 million to more than $2 billion in controversy.

“With more than $1.1 billion in assets under management, we are among a few firms with the resources and sophistication to deliver solutions beyond traditional single case funding and fund portfolios, providing cash flow for operating expenses and monetize claims and post-judgment awards,” said Nicolas. “Our clients and partners value this flexibility and creativity, especially as the world has grown more complex. It is rewarding to know that we’ve earned and maintained the trust and high regard of our clients, and that has been reflected in Chambers’ survey.”

About Longford Capital

Longford Capital is a private investment company that provides capital to leading law firms, public and private companies, research universities, government agencies, and other entities involved in large-scale, commercial legal disputes. Longford was one of the first litigation funds in the United States and is among the world’s largest litigation finance companies with more than $1 billion in assets under management. Typically, Longford funds attorneys’ fees and other costs necessary to pursue meritorious legal claims in return for a share of a favorable settlement or award. The firm manages a diversified portfolio, and considers investments in subject matter areas where it has developed considerable expertise, including, business-to-business contract claims, antitrust and trade regulation claims, intellectual property claims (including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret), fiduciary duty claims, fraud claims, claims in bankruptcy and liquidation, domestic and international arbitrations, claim monetization, insurance matters, and a variety of others.

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