Press Releases

Casetext Vice President and Fox Rothschild Partner Join Legalist Executive Team
Legalist has announced the addition of Anand Upadhye, former VP for Business Development at Casetext, as Director of Investments, and Jaemin Chang, a former trial attorney and business adviser at Fox Rothschild, as Assistant General Counsel.
June 14, 2021
Legalist Raises $50 million to Invest in Small Business Bankruptcies
Legalist has raised $50 million for its bankruptcy-related strategies.
March 16, 2021
Former Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann Litigator Joins Legalist
Jared Danzinger joins Legalist as Investment Counsel
February 15, 2021
Judge Jeremy D. Fogel joins Legalist as Advisor
Judge Fogel, retired federal judge of the US District Court of the District of Northern California, joins Legalist's advisory board.
September 18, 2020
Meet Nic Echevestre
Former Cooley Litigator Nicolas Echevestre Joins Legalist as Investment Counsel
August 31, 2020
Meet Ryan Leach
Dallas Based Investor Relations Executive Joins Legalist as Head of Investor Relations
August 31, 2020
Litigation funding as a tool for catalyzing criminal justice change
Legalist CEO Eva Shang issues statement calling on the legal community to prioritize taking on change-catalyzing legal cases.
July 1, 2020
Legalist continues rapid growth with new milestone: over 100 funded cases
Legalist announces investment milestone of over 100 litigation cases.
June 23, 2020
Legalist announces over $500 million recovered for plaintiffs
Legalist gives plaintiffs the arsenal they need to stay in the game.
January 8, 2020
Meet Heather Zacharia
Duane Morris litigator Heather Zacharia joins Legalist as investment counsel.
November 13, 2019
Meet Zia Oatley
Former Gibson Dunn litigator Zia Oatley joins Legalist as investment counsel.
September 26, 2019
Announcing Fund II
Our new $100 million fund, Legalist Fund II.
September 9, 2019

In the News

Innovations in Litigation Funding
Key Takeaways from LFJ’s Special Digital Event
Legalist Inc. has continued to bulk up its roster, adding another former Fox Rothschild partner as assistant general counsel and a former vice president from legal research software company Casetext as director of investments.
Legalist Adds Ex Casetext VP, Former Fox Rothschild Litigator
Technology-powered litigation funder Legalist has once again tapped former litigators to grow its team.
Legalist continues to bulk up team, adding Fox Rothschild, Casetext alums
Litigation funders like Legalist's Eva Shang are anticipating another wave of bankruptcies as government stimulus winds down.
Litigation funders are seeing opportunities for big returns in bankruptcies.
Legalist Inc has raised $50 million for its first bankruptcy fund, expanding the litigation funder’s portfolio to include the bankruptcy sector with the same smaller-scale focus it has brought to commercial litigation finance.
Litigation funder Legalist bets on bankruptcies, expanding small-to-midmarket strategy
Technology-based litigation finance firm Legalist Inc. announced Tuesday it is breaking into stopgap financing for small businesses facing bankruptcy in the wake of COVID-related distress
Litigation Funder Expands Into Small Biz Bankruptcy
Law360 reports on Legalist's recruitment of Megan Baer as Investment Counsel
Legalist Nabs BigLaw Alum From Another Litigation Funder
Business Insider interviews Legalist CEO Eva Shang about the use of analytics and artificial intelligence in litigation finance underwriting.
Here's how 4 litigation financiers are thinking about data and analytics — and why some players think it's an industry prime for disruption
Business Insider interviews Legalist CEO Eva Shang about how the firm has grown since its launch and how she envisions its future.
Litigation funding startup Legalist is seeing a boom in demand to back lawsuits — and is hoping to attract hundreds of millions of dollars from investors to keep up with the need
Reuters reports on retired US district judge Jeremy D. Fogel's joining Legalist as advisor
Litigation Funder Legalist Brings on Ex-judge to Replace Posner as Adviser
Reuters reports on ex-Cooley, Dinsmore litigator Nic Echevestre's joining Legalist as Investment Counsel
Startup Legalist continues expansion with ex-Cooley, Dinsmore litigator
Above the Law interviews Legalist Eva Shang on the impact of COVID on the litigation finance industry.
3 Questions For A Harvard Dropout Turned Litigation Funding CEO (Part II)
Above the Law interviews Legalist CEO Eva Shang following Legalist's announcement of 100 invested cases.
3 Questions For A Harvard Dropout Turned Litigation Funding CEO (Part I)
American Lawyer's Media reports on Legalist's milestone of over 100 cases under investment.
Lit Funder Legalist Hits 100-Case Mark as Posner Departs
Legalist CEO, COO, General Counsel Named to Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance
2020 Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance
Legaltech News interviews Legalist CEO Eva Shang on the emerging trend of young law firm grads and associates founding legal technology startups.
Young and in Legal Tech: Are You Sure You Want to Make the Leap?
Legalist is among the 52 best startups to watch out for in 2020, according to AngelList.
52 Best Startup Companies To Watch Out For in 2020
Litigation finance will be a spot of stable returns amid the COVID-19 crisis because it is uncorrelated to the public market, says Legalist CEO Eva Shang.
Litigation Finance Firms Are ‘Busier Than Ever,’ Insiders Say
Atari has sued a string of companies with copyright claims including online retailer Redbubble, retailer Target and chocolate maker Nestlé.
SF-Based Litigation Funder Legalist Backs Atari's Copyright Campaign
Third-party funding is a recipe for Big Law attorneys to increase their book of business and make clients happy, says Legalist GC Curtis Smolar, a former Fox Rothschild partner.
‘Big Law Loves Litigation Financing’: Legalist’s GC Breaks It Down
TechCrunch's Connie Loizos interviews Legalist CEO Eva Shang on its team and second fund.
Highlights from the founders
Launching a new Legalist Fund II for $100 million in the Wall Street Journal.
Announcing Legalist Fund II
Above the Law on Judge Posner's new job as an advisor to Legalist, and why it's a natural fit.
Judge Posner's new job
American Lawyer's Media reports on Judge Posner's new job as litigation finance advisor.
Access to justice from the bench and beyond
An interview in Inc. Magazine with Legalist co-founder Christian Haigh on how he sued Equifax, and won.
How to sue in small claims court and win
Announcing the close of Legalist Fund I for $10.25 million in the Wall Street Journal.
Announcing Legalist Fund I
Above the Law on how Legalist levels the litigation playing field.
David vs. Goliath
Boston Globe on the launch of Legalist and why big data can be used to fund small lawsuits.
Legalist brings big data to small lawsuits
The New Yorker reports on Legalist's launch story at Y Combinator and beyond.
What litigation finance is really about