US General Accountability Office on Third Party Litigation Panel



Thursday, January 19, 2023

Tripp Haston served on the U.S. General Accountability Office’s expert panel on third-party litigation financing (TPLF), along with other experts who were invited by the GAO from academia, industry and private practice. TPLF currently drives and funds most of the civil mass tort litigation in the U.S. The panel discussed regulation and disclosure of TPLF and its true effects on the U.S. legal system and its participants. The panel discussion led to the creation of the GAO’s report, Third-Party Litigation Financing: Market Characteristics, Data, and Trends | U.S. GAO.

Other Speakers: 

Charles Agee, Managing Partner of Westfleet Advisors
Ronen Avraham, law professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and Tel Aviv University
John Beisner, attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and author of publications for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
Page Faulk, Senior Vice President of legal reform initiatives at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
Radek Goral, attorney at Dentons
John McCarthy, attorney at Smith, Gambrel & Russell, LLP and member of the New York City Bar Association Litigation Funding Working Group
Lucian Pera, attorney at Adams and Reese LLP and ethics advisor for Westfleet Advisors
Victoria Sahani, law professor at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Anthony Sebok, law professor at Cardozo School of Law and ethics consultant for Burford
Maya Steinitz, law professor at University of Iowa College of LawRobert Weber, law professor at Georgia State University College of Law