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Matthew Oxman, LexShares VP of Business Development

Matthew Oxman, LexShares VP of Business Development

Mr. Oxman is an experienced attorney and investor who practiced litigation at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he specialized in antitrust law, securities law and white collar defense. While at Dewey, Mr. Oxman successfully represented various multibillion dollar corporations in complex matters, including arbitrations, class action litigations, and state, federal, and international government investigations. Mr. Oxman received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Princeton University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School and an Masters in Business Administration from NYU Stern School of Business. He is a member of the New York State Bar.

Written by Matthew Oxman, LexShares VP of Business Development | November 29, 2018 at 11:14 AM | 0 Comments

Choosing a Litigation Funding Partner

As the number of companies offering litigation finance continues to proliferate, the importance of choosing the right funder has never been greater. Users of litigation finance are faced with a wide array of funders of various sizes, each of whom has different specialties, structure and funding capabilities. Unlike other types of financing, in which pricing and terms are virtually the only consideration, litigation finance requires a more nuanced and comprehensive approach. Lawsuits frequently last many years, and it is imperative that all parties -- funder, attorney and plaintiff -- have a strong, respectful working relationship over this time. 

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Topics: Litigation Funding, Litigation Finance

Written by Matthew Oxman, LexShares VP of Business Development | September 13, 2018 at 1:54 PM | 0 Comments

Exploring Disclosure of Litigation Funding Agreements

The rapid growth of the litigation finance industry in recent years has been remarkable. Over $15 billion in capital has been committed to litigation finance investments worldwide, and in the past five years the number of law firms using it has increased fourfold. As in any other young industry, this level of growth brings with it ever-increasing calls for regulation. One particular area of focus has been the issue of whether litigation financing agreements must be disclosed by the plaintiff to the opposing party in a lawsuit. In recent months, there have been some notable developments on this front, both in the legislative and judicial branches. Despite some outliers, courts and lawmakers have generally taken a cautious approach against mandating disclosure to defendants, which is a positive trend for the industry.

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Topics: Legal System, Litigation Funding, Litigation Finance

Written by Matthew Oxman, LexShares VP of Business Development | July 19, 2017 at 8:27 AM | 0 Comments

Litigation Finance: The Advantages of a Well-Capitalized Plaintiff

By Matthew Oxman, LexShares VP of Business Developement. Matthew can be reached at matthew.oxman@lexshares.com.

In recent years, litigation costs have been spiraling upward at a blistering rate.  Since the 2008 financial crisis, billing rates at top law firms have increased 3-4% per year, greatly outpacing the rate of inflation in the broader U.S. economy.  In 2015, law firm revenue increased 4%, despite a demand increase of just 0.5%.  The average rate for top partners now sits at $875/hr, over 25% higher than it was just 5 years ago.[1]

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Topics: Legal System, Litigation Finance, Financing Lawsuits, Litigation Funding

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