Nic Echevestre
Investment Counsel

Nic Echevestre works as Investment Counsel at Legalist where he underwrites potential investments. He is a former litigator with over a decade of experience at AmLaw 200 firms.

After graduating from law school, he worked as an associate at Cooley LLP for 8 years, where he was a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation Group. Nic then moved to Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, where he was Of Counsel in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group.

Nic received his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School.

In the news

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

Business Insider

Oct 2, 2020
Business Insider interviews Legalist CEO Eva Shang about how the firm has grown since its launch and how she envisions its future.
Startup Legalist continues expansion with ex-Cooley, Dinsmore litigator


Aug 21, 2020
Reuters reports on ex-Cooley, Dinsmore litigator Nic Echevestre's joining Legalist as Investment Counsel
Lit Funder Legalist Hits 100-Case Mark as Posner Departs

Jun 23, 2020
American Lawyer's Media reports on Legalist's milestone of over 100 cases under investment.
52 Best Startup Companies To Watch Out For in 2020


Apr 9, 2020
Legalist is among the 52 best startups to watch out for in 2020, according to AngelList.
Announcing Legalist Fund II

Wall Street Journal

Sep 12, 2019
Launching a new Legalist Fund II for $100 million in the Wall Street Journal.