Longford Capital Adds Depth and Experience with the Addition of Russell J. Genet as Director

CHICAGO, February 1, 2017 - Longford Capital today announced that Russell J. Genet has joined the firm as a Director. Mr. Genet will assist with investment sourcing, due diligence, and monitoring of portfolio investments.

Prior to joining Longford Capital, Mr. Genet was a partner in the international law firm, Nixon Peabody LLP. While at Nixon Peabody, Mr. Genet served as the national leader of the firm’s IP Litigation practice group.

For nearly 20 years, Mr. Genet has assisted companies defend and monetize intellectual property rights in a wide array of industries, including electronics, computers, software, telecommunications, medical devices, and many others.

Mr. Genet has significant experience litigating complex intellectual property matters in federal courts throughout the United States, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

“Many companies approach us seeking financing to enforce their intellectual property rights. We select only the most meritorious cases for investment. Russ Genet is a seasoned intellectual property attorney with decades of experience evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of intellectual property claims. In addition, Russ’s background as an electrical engineer enables him to communicate effectively with technical personnel, including engineers, inventors, and expert witnesses. Russ adds depth and experience to our team, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Longford Capital” stated Bill Farrell, Managing Director and General Counsel of Longford Capital.

Mr. Genet was most recently recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer for IP Litigation for 2017. In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Genet was recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property. Also, in 2014 and 2015, Mr. Genet was ranked as a leading Illinois lawyer for litigation by the IAM Patent 1000.

Mr. Genet earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a member of the Illinois Bar and admitted to practice in Illinois and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Genet is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, and the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Genet stated, “For nearly twenty years, I have represented clients involved in complex intellectual property litigation. Longford Capital enables companies of all sizes to enforce their intellectual property rights, and I am excited to apply my skills and experience to Longford Capital’s best-in-class underwriting process. I look forward to helping Longford Capital identify the strongest opportunities for investment.”

About Longford Capital

Longford Capital is a private investment company that provides capital to companies and leading law firms involved in large-scale, commercial legal disputes. Typically, it funds attorneys' fees and other costs necessary to pursue 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, and a variety of others.