Two Longford Capital Co-Founders and Managing Directors Named to 2020 IAM Strategy 300 — The World’s Leading IP Strategists

CHICAGO, August 26, 2020 - Longford Capital today announced that the editors and publishers of Intellectual Asset Management magazine selected co-founders and managing directors William P. Farrell, Jr. and Michael A. Nicolas for IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. Now in its 12th year, IAM Strategy 300 is an annual list of individuals who lead the way in the development and implementation of world-class IP value creation programs.

IAM Strategy 300 uses an unbiased research process to identify consultants, intermediaries and financiers, as well as lawyers and attorneys, whose primary expertise is helping IP owners increase the value of their portfolios. All of those named in the 2020 publication have gone through a deliberate selection process, reflecting the views of leading figures in the world of corporate IP as well as the wider IP community.

Longford Capital regularly provides equity financing and assistance to businesses and organizations that are executing programs to obtain value from IP portfolios. And its one-of-kind University Initiative provides financial assistance to help Universities realize the full value of their research and development activities, without burdening their budgets.

“This is the sixth year that Intellectual Asset Management has recognized members of our leadership team,” said Timothy S. Farrell, co-founder and managing director of Longford Capital. “It is exceptional affirmation of the innovative thinking and value that we deliver to companies, universities and other organizations seeking a better way to finance their mission-critical IP litigation. There is significant and growing demand for our capital in this space, and a full half of our underwriting team are career IP litigators. With the addition of Marc Cavan to the team in 2020, we will continue to meet this demand with innovative solutions.”

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 monetization, insurance recovery matters, and a variety of others.