Michael McDonald, Above the Law

Michael McDonald

Above the Law

Contact Michael

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • Above the Law
  • dealbreaker
  • GOBankingRates

Past articles by Michael:

A Rising Tide Lifting Seaworthy Boats In Litigation Finance

Litigation finance is growing rapidly and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. → Read More

What Does It Take To Start A Hedge Fund Or Litigation Finance Fund?

Starting a fund is very difficult and most funds fail, especially today. → Read More

Lawyers And Bitcoin

Lawyers need to learn about the technology that underlies Bitcoin: blockchain. → Read More

The Best And Worst States For Litigation Finance (Part II)

And the most attractive states for investing in litigation are.... → Read More

The Best And Worst States For Litigation Finance (Part I)

Professor Michael McDonald examines why the differences between funding exist between states. → Read More

Is Amazon Coming To Crush Lawyers?

Amazon lends billions to small businesses -- and surely plans to expand. → Read More

Lead Validation Is Key For Legal Professionals

There are no perfect solutions, but it pays to do a little homework when making a marketing investment. → Read More

German Class-Action Model Offers Opportunities for Litigation Finance

The German market is probably the single best opportunity in the space today. → Read More

What People Can Teach Machines

The reality of machine learning doesn't live up to the hype -- and this creates opportunities. → Read More

Marketing And The Law

Marketing in the legal field is broken. There are no easy answers on how to fix it. → Read More

Soft Skills Still Matter For Attorneys

Many law school students and new attorneys overlook the value of soft skills in the market. → Read More

The Value of Middle-Market Litigation Finance

The current reality in the market leaves the vast majority of business litigation unserved. → Read More

Unstructured Data, Text Documents, And The Attorneys of Tomorrow

Attorneys need to look at how the insights from non-traditional data analytics can complement their own skill sets. → Read More

Business Development For Lawyers Is Imperative

Attorneys looking for more clients should consider these four steps, from finance columnist Michael McDonald. → Read More

Litigation Finance: Interview With Roni Elias Of TownCenter Partners

Litigation finance: a chance to do something good for the community as well as to make a profit. → Read More

Should Attorneys Care About Data Analytics?

Yes – if they want to make more money and have a more successful practice. → Read More

Litigation Finance For Defendants

Litigation finance: it's not just for plaintiffs, as finance columnist Michael McDonald explains. → Read More

The ‘Other’ Litigation Finance

Personal-injury funding firms are major players in the litigation finance arena as a whole. → Read More

Marketing To Alternatives Investors

For securities lawyers and litigation financiers, the issue of how to successfully market to investors is crucial. → Read More

What Do Litigation Finance Investors Want?

The litigation finance industry is potentially compelling, but the product being presented to investors needs work. → Read More