SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Legalist (www.legalist.com), a technology-enabled litigation finance firm, has announced the addition of Jared Danziger, a former litigator at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, as Investment Counsel. With over 20 years of litigation experience, he will join Curtis Smolar, former partner at Fox Rothschild LLP and Legalist General Counsel, and the rest of Legalist’s underwriting team in thedeployment of Legalist Fund II.
Started in 2016 by two Harvard drop-outs, Legalist invests in commercial litigation by using algorithms thatscrape state and federal court records to source and help underwrite investments. Unlike traditionallitigation funders, Legalist exclusively focuses on mid-market cases that require less than $1 million in funding. Legalist announced the close of $100M Fund II in July 2019 and the milestone of 100+ investedcases in June 2020.
“Jared’s deep expertise in governance matters and mass tort claims makes him the perfect addition to our underwriting team,” said Legalist CEO and co-founder Eva Shang. “Legalist’s unique combination of technology and human expertise is what allows us to underwrite David vs. Goliath cases quickly andefficiently.”
Mr. Danziger received his J.D. from Northwestern and was part of the Visiting Scholars Program at Columbia Law School. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with a BA in History degree from University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Danziger started clerking at the Ohio State Court and advanced at Bernstein where he was part of the team responsible for the settlement of claims in In re Freddie Mac, one of the largest recorded securities settlements at that time. During his career, Jared has successfully litigated through trial and final appeal both governance matters and commercial claims. In addition, he has over a decade of experience in portfolio management and equity research focused on the aviation industry at various firms, including Credit Suisse and C.E. Unterberg, Towbin.
Legalist is an algorithmic litigation finance firm that helps small businesses pay for their lawsuits. Founded in San Francisco, Legalist uses machine learning and AI technology to source and underwrite litigationinvestments. The company manages assets of approximately $200M and has been featured in the NewYorker, the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and more. www.legalist.com