“Validity is in the business of taking legal uncertainty and turning that into an investment modelled to meet clients’, counsel’s, and our own risk tolerances and reward goals. Helping people take something scary and unwieldy and making it manageable and defined is really exciting to me.”

Joshua J. Libling

Director of Risk Analytics

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Joshua Libling works with clients and the Validity team to promote strategy, clarity, and understanding among all parties and at all levels. Joshua aligns clients’ needs with Validity’s objectives and ensures that our clients understand their financing arrangements. He also evaluates cases for investment. With a deep understanding of the firm’s portfolio, Joshua develops and implements internal policies and strategies that strengthen Validity’s underwriting and client services.

Joshua is a member of the Minorities in the Profession Committee for the New York City Bar Association. Prior to joining Validity, he was Counsel and Pro Bono Coordinator at Boies Schiller Flexner where his practice centered around complex commercial and appellate litigation. Our clients benefit from Joshua’s broad experience in antitrust and securities suits, government investigations (for both private and government clients), contract disputes, and multistate class actions. He has been involved in some of the country’s highest-profile and highest-stakes litigations and has worked extensively on appellate matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Fifth Circuits, the New York First and Second Departments, and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Joshua previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Chester J. Straub, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and to the Honorable Kenneth M. Karas, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Joshua received his J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif from New York University School of Law, where he was a Furman Scholar and an Allen Scholar, as well as an Article Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy with General Honors from the University of Chicago.

Recent Publications:

Your Choice: Model Your Litigation, or Overpay, New York Law Journal (2020)

Up or Out: Why Litigation Associates Need to Make a Decision by Their Fourth Year, The American Lawyer (2020)

The Fall of Champerty and the Future of Litigation Funding, Bloomberg Law (2020)

Reimagining Litigating as an Investment, Corporate Counsel (2020)

Funding May Be a Lifeline for Businesses and Law Firms Distressed by Coronavirus Shutdown, Litigation Finance Journal (2020)

Opening the Door to Jury Room Secrets After Peña-Rodriguez, Litigation, Vol 45, Number 4, Summer 2019, Published by the American Bar Association

Discovery in Aid of International Proceedings: Recent Developments in Section 1782, International Trade Daily, No. 202, 10/20/2015, Published by Bloomberg BNA

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