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Bentham IMF expands into Houston

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 3:17 PM | By Elisa Birnbaum

Commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF has launched a Houston office and recruited a local attorney, Eric P. Chenoweth, to head the expansion.

The company, which has four other North American offices — in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto — is the first global commercial litigation finance firm to open an office in Texas. The geographical expansion is one of several priorities of Bentham’s Australian parent company, IMF Bentham Limited, for the 2017 fiscal year. Last week, IMF launched a new $200 million litigation finance vehicle exclusively dedicated to funding U.S. cases and matters.

Chenoweth, a commercial and intellectual property trial lawyer, will head the Houston office, analyzing and managing investments in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters. Chenoweth will also raise awareness of funding with the bar, bench and wider legal community.