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Longford Capital Adds to its Team of Experienced Business Leaders with Joshua A. Leavitt as Chief Accounting Officer

CHICAGO, December 31, 2020 - Longford Capital, a leader in the commercial litigation finance industry, today announced that Joshua A. Leavitt has joined the firm as Chief Accounting Officer.

Over more than 20 years as a senior financial executive, Mr. Leavitt has contributed significantly to the growth of several successful early-stage enterprises in the asset management, venture capital, retail, and software industries. He is expert in financial management, analytical decision making, and concise and timely reporting to key constituencies.

At Longford, he will be responsible for financial reporting, fund administration, and financial operations, among other duties, working closely with CFO Laura P. Pearl.

Mr. Leavitt was CFO of Math Venture Partners Management, LLC, an early-stage venture capital firm. He was previously the CFO at JHL Capital Group, where he contributed to the alternative asset manager’s growth from approximately $11 million to more than $2 billion in AUM. He co-founded and led Zoku Technologies, a Software-as-a-Service secure online vault business, and held senior financial positions in other high-growth ventures.

“Josh is an ideal fit with our team,” said Timothy S. Farrell, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Longford Capital. “Josh is a proven financial executive who has elevated several high-growth businesses to the next level. He brings the right skill set at exactly the right time as we continue to scale our business to meet the growing demand for our capital.”

“I’ve known of Longford’s exceptional reputation since it joined the business community in Chicago 10 years ago,” Mr. Leavitt said. “It had been exciting to watch the firm grow so quickly, and I am delighted to be joining a global leader in such an expansive and dynamic industry.”

Mr. Leavitt earned his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his undergraduate degree at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He has served as a Booth Alumni Nonprofit Consultant for the Chicago Children’s Theatre, and is currently a Member of the Board at Open Books Ltd., a Chicagoland nonprofit He is a registered CPA and has held Series 7 and 63 licenses.

About Longford Capital

Longford Capital is a leading private investment company that provides capital to leading law firms, public and private companies, 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 monetizations, insurance recovery matters, and a variety of others.

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