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Bentham IMF

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Chairman/CEO: Charlie Gollow (US Chief Executive)
Number of employees: 20
Languages: English

Overview & History:
Bentham IMF is the US arm of IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF), the founders of the global commercial litigation finance industry, actively funding commercial litigation for 17 years and counting. Bentham IMF's combined investment portfolio has a total claim size value of $3.8 billion AUD. Bentham IMF has 14 offices throughout the world and provides funding to clients in the US, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Bentham IMF funding works to level the playing field by providing the resources to pay for the soaring costs of high-stakes commercial litigation, including capital to hire the best legal counsel and experts. Funding can also be used to finance operating or working capital during lengthy legal proceedings, to move litigation expenses off a company’s balance sheet and improve its bottom line, or to monetize a judgment while it is being appealed or in the collection process.

In addition to individual claimants, Bentham IMF works with law firms, corporations, and partnerships of all sizes. It offers risk-sharing and seek an alignment of interests. The funding models and method of operation can be described in three simple words: simplicity, transparency, and fairness.


Commercial Funding:
Bentham IMF provides non-recourse funding for all types of commercial cases, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret theft, copyright/trademark/patent infringement, complex business disputes, environmental, bankruptcy, whistleblower, appeals, antitrust as well as domestic and international arbitration. It can be used to monetise single cases or portfolios of litigation. Clients typically seek funding to pay legal fees and costs for expensive litigation, monetise litigation assets for business purposes, obtain working capital, preserve resources and move litigation off corporate balance sheets.

Law Firm Funding:
Non-recourse funding is also available for law firms seeking to monetise portfolios of litigation claims focused solely on plaintiffs’ matters, or portfolios containing a combination of plaintiff and defence-side cases. The financing Bentham IMF provides allows firms to share risk, improve the bottom line, deliver service at competitive prices, smooth cash flows while handling cases on contingency, increase revenues with measured risk and grow their practices. 

Recent Highlights & Awards:
  Bentham IMF was ranked as the #1 litigation funding provider by ALM’s Best of The Recorder and Best of The Connecticut Law Tribune
2018: Bentham IMF was recognised by Chambers and Partners as a “Band One” litigation funding company in the US
2018: Bentham IMF’s Allison Chock was recognised by Lawdragon in its '100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists'
2017: Bentham IMF was recognised by The Recorder in its‘Best of 2017’ list for “Best Litigation Funder” and “Best Law Firm Funding Provider”
2017: Bentham IMF was recognised as one of the Nation’s Best Commercial Litigation Funding Providers in Corporate Counsel’s 'Best Of' survey
2016 & 2017: Bentham IMF’s Allison Chock and Charlie Gollow were recognised by Lawdragon in their '100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists'
2013: Founders won one of the awards for the Top 50 Innovators for Big Law in the Last 50 Years, The American Lawyer


Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer: Andrew Saker
Email: [email protected]

Chief Executive US:
Charlie Gollow
Email: [email protected]

Chief Investment Officer US and Legal Counsel:
Allison K. Chock
Email: [email protected]