Lake Whillans Names Marla Decker Managing Director and Furthers its Senior Leadership in Litigation Finance

Lake Whillans Founder Lee Drucker Addresses Key Factors Fueling Litigation Finance as a Sector

Nov 18, 2015, 08:15 ET from Lake Whillans Litigation Finance LLC

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake Whillans Litigation Finance LLC, a firm specializing in litigation finance and distressed venture capital, today names Marla Decker Managing Director for its New York office.  This appointment is a significant expansion of Lake Whillans, which has seen tremendous growth in its client roster and partner firms in the last year. 

Prior to joining Lake Whillans, Decker was a litigator at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she represented financial institutions and major corporations in complex commercial litigations and government investigations.  In 2014 and 2015, Super Lawyers Magazine named Decker a New York Rising Star.  Prior to earning her J.D. in Law from J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, she was a senior consultant at WinMill Software.  She earned a B.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University.

"I'm passionate about the enhancements and options that litigation finance provide to companies," said Decker.  "Joining the leadership at Lake Whillans allows me to help level the playing field for start-up and mid stage companies, allowing them to pursue their business objectives while bringing meritorious cases before the courts." 

"The litigation finance market is growing and so is Lake Whillans," said Co-founder Lee Drucker.  "As companies and attorneys increasingly recognize the unique value that litigation funding can provide, we're certainly seeing greater interest in conversations about how our financial and consultative model can help companies continue to run and focus on their most pressing business priorities."

Documenting key category trends, Drucker has developed "A Financial Perspective on Commercial Litigation Finance," a comprehensive series of insights and best practices for companies and attorneys to consider when evaluating litigation finance as an organizational option.  Drucker will share key excerpts at this week's Center on Civil Justice at NYU School of Law 2015 Fall Conference: Litigation Finance.  

"Events and forums like these increasingly affirm the profession's acknowledgement and interest in litigation finance as a viable, attractive option for companies requiring specific legal investments," added Drucker.  

More information about the event can be found at:  For more information about "A Financial Perspective on Commercial Litigation Finance," email

About Lake Whillans Litigation Finance

Lake Whillans is a litigation finance and distressed venture capital firm serving the national market.  Among the ways that Lake Whillans invests in companies include:  purchasing an interest in the proceeds of a claim or portfolio of claims, purchasing claims or assets in their entirety or directly investing in companies whose prospects are closely tied to the outcome of a litigation or arbitration.  More information about the firm and the clients it serves is available at

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