WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding (ARC) today announced the addition of four members to its Advisory Council—a broad coalition of stakeholders that includes academics, civil rights defenders and private citizens. This volunteer council provides leadership and advises the trade association and its members on matters pertinent to the consumer legal funding industry.
"Consumer legal funding provides a choice for working Americans that gives them the ability to replace lost income now, not years after an accident," says Rob Johnson, Executive Director for ARC. "Our advisory council will work with our members to ensure the best practices of ARC are followed and that consumers across the country will continue to have this vital option."
New members include:
- Victoria Shannon Sahani: Sahani is a law professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. She is an expert on domestic and international dispute resolution procedures, including civil procedure, negotiation, mediation, domestic arbitration, international arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. Her scholarship focuses on third-party litigation funding in both domestic and international dispute resolution. Sahani holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.
- Jeremy Kidd: Kidd is a law and economics professor with a primary academic focus on corporate and commercial law. Prior to his current appointment at Mercer Law School, Kidd taught business law at George Mason University School of Law and economics at both Utah State University and Weber State University, respectively. He holds a B.A. in economics and political science, a Ph.D. in economics from Utah State University, and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.
- Greg Reed: Reed is an attorney from Arlington, Virginia. In private practice he works for the Institute for Justice—a public interest law firm. He joined the Institute in 2013 and litigates cases protecting private property, economic liberty, free speech and school choice. Reed received his law degree from American University Washington College of Law.
- Joe Williams: Williams is a law enforcement professional in Houston, TX, where he has served his community for nearly 20 years. Williams used legal funding after being the victim of a tragic car accident that left him in a wheelchair and his wife permanently unable to care for herself. Joe used legal funding to help his family get through some of the toughest times his family faced to make ends meet.
Members of the Advisory Council are volunteers and provide strategic direction and public policy insight for the Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding.
The Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding (ARC) is a coalition established to preserve legal funding as a choice for the many Americans who have suffered an unexpected economic loss due to an accident and have a pending legal claim. Legal funding can help families pay for immediate personal needs such as rent, mortgages, car repairs, utilities and groceries while they wait for their claims to settle fairly. ARC trade association promotes practices and regulations that lead to informed decisions between individuals and their attorneys, so families have more options—not fewer.
SOURCE Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding