Invest in a Portfolio of Late-Stage Legal Disputes

Diversified Litigation Portfolio Presentation

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Portfolio Overview: Why Litigation Investments

The Diversified Litigation Portfolio offers investors exceptional returns from late-stage legal disputes, non-correlated to traditional investments like stocks, real estate, energy, and others.

This portfolio targets high-value late-stage cases such as Camp Lejeune water contamination, RoundUp exposure, and more, ensuring a diverse and robust investment strategy.

Investors benefit from institutional-quality litigation investments that provide high-growth opportunities while supporting justice for individuals harmed by corporate negligence.

Join us to diversify your portfolio with non-correlated, high-return investments.

Sponsors With Vast Experience In Litigation

16 Years of experience in litigation

Funds managed in litigation

Collected through litigation

Opposing parties collected from

Meet The Team

Patrick Grimes

CEO/Founder, Passive Investing Mastery:
Diversified Litigation Portfolio, Recessionary Acquisitions Fund, Recessionary Income Fund & PIM Rapid Lending

Since 2007, Patrick has actively engaged in diverse alternative investments, including nearly 5,000 multifamily units, and roles in commercial lending and energy. He has raised over $50M to acquire a $600M+ portfolio. Patrick is a co-author of the Amazon #1 best-sellers ‘Persistence, Pivots, and Game Changers,’ and ‘Persuasive Leadership,’ also a Barnes & Noble #1 Best-Seller, and a member of the Forbes Business Council.

Patrick holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and both an MBA and MS in Engineering from San Jose State University. An avid adventurer, he resides in Irvine, CA with his family.

David Gussmann

Chief Origination & Investment Officer, Diversified Litigation Portfolio

Before joining as a Partner and Chief Investment Officer of the PIM Diversified Litigation Portfolio, David Gussmann spent 15 years managing non-correlated alternative investments for institutions including large hedge funds, pensions, and sovereign funds. He originated and led the strategy for major litigation against Wall Street banks, recovering over $24 billion related to the Great Financial Crisis. His experience includes investing and managing $500 million in litigation assets, executing several early-to-market securitizations of litigation rights, and holding senior positions at Fannie Mae, where he oversaw $80 billion in assets through the financial crisis. At Loan Performance, he contributed to significant growth and industry-standard product development.

David holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from UCLA.

Investor Benefits of a Litigation Portfolio

A Diversified Investment

The litigation portfolio of investments in the world’s leading litigation law firms spread the risk across a variety of legal cases and thousands of claimants such as mass torts and individual cases.

A Stable Industry With Non-Correlated Returns

Litigation investments and returns derived from different market fundamentals causing them to be independent of market fluctuations, providing stability and consistency even during economic downturns. Companies still need representation in recessions and market instability does not affect whether or not a claimant wins a case and is given an award.

Graph to the left shows dramatic volatility present in common investment and non-correlation nature of legal services.

Achieve Portfolio Resilience

With most investors over-allocated in real estate and public equities (Stocks), litigation funding gives your portfolio a truly diversified investment with resilience in market downturns

A Positive Social Impact Investment

Supporting litigation cases aligns with ESG and Impact Investing by helping provide access to justice for individuals harmed by corporate misdeeds.

We Invest In Late Stage Cases

Five-Step Deal Process

1. Case Selection

Late stage
Favorable defendant profile
Large claimant pool
Strong scientific evidence proving liability & causality

2. Partner Selection

Strong borrower with finances and staff to facilitate litigation
Firm sits on leadership committee for tort
Represents thousands of tort claimants
Successful track record

3. Investment Composition

New claimants: Partner with experienced firm in claimant marketing in respective mass tort
Existing claimants: Securing a law firm’s existing docket of cases

4. Structure Agreement

Underwrite case characteristics
Model returns vs risk profile
Low LTV, Preferred Return structure, law firm participation

5. Deploy & Monitor

Execute contracts with marketing and litigation partner
Deploy capital & monitor campaign performance
Maintain contact with claimant until settlement

Case Selection Strategy

Strong Evidence:Strong scientific data and expert testimony proving liability & causality.
Strong Claimant Profile: Target claimants with strong scientific evidence and supporting medical records/documents that are likely to result in a significant award.
Strong Defendants Profile: Target cases with financially strong defendants to ensure settlement recovery.
Late Stage Cases: These cases have more predictable outcomes that yield strong settlements. Many of the legal risks have been mitigated through past resolutions, increasing the likelihood of early settlements.

Case Selection Strategy

Portfolio’s Target Cases

Camp Lejeune Mass Tort:

The government allowed military personnel and their families to drink water contaminated with toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune, leading to serious health issues including cancers and other illnesses. Bipartisan legislation passed recognizing liability and causation and an award grid has already been published.


Monsanto (now Bayer) knew about the cancer risks associated with glyphosate in RoundUp but failed to warn users, harming agricultural workers and gardeners with serious health conditions like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Billions in settlements have already been paid out.

Proposed legislation: $1M compensation for each firefighter affected by PFAS exposure.

3M AFFF “Firefighter Foam” Mass Tort:

3M failed to disclose the dangers of PFAS chemicals in their firefighting foam, harming firefighters, military personnel, and affected communities with severe health problems.

Proposed legislation: $1M compensation for each firefighter affected by PFAS exposure.

Investment Composition

1. Investing in a Law Firm’s
Existing Docket Of Claimants

Analyze Collateral: Typical law firms use the contingency fees of their current portfolio of claimants as collateral for the investment.
Agree on Use of Proceeds: Typically allocated toward attorney fees, court fees, and other expenses related to the litigation process.
Returns: Investor returns are derived from the outcome of the cases included as collateral.

2. Investing in a Law Firm to Origination New Claimants

Markets to Claimants
Partner with reputable and experienced marketing firm specializing in identifying respective mass tort
Claimants Intake
Partner with reputable and experienced intake to confirm medical records and product usage Secured representation agreements
Referred Claimant
Refer claimants to litigating partner
Maintain contact until settlement
Returns are derived from the outcomes of the claimant’s case.

Investment Composition​

Achieving a Lower-Risk Return

Achieving a Lower-Risk Return


Cases: Broad range of late-stage case types.
Claimants: Performing claimant due diligence on hundred or thousands of claimants per case.
Law Firm: Diversifying claimant referrals to different leading litigating firms for each opportunity.

Preferred Payback Terms

The payback terms negotiated with Borrowers provide a preferred return position on the Portfolio’s invested capital, reducing downside risk.

Conservative Loan-to-Value Ratios

A low LTV ratio reflects a conservative borrowing approach, with a substantial cushion against potential valuation fluctuations, and further protects the investors principle and enhances upside.

Law Firm Participation

Requiring law firms to invest their own funds along side ours demonstrates their confidence and commitment in the case, aligns their financial interests, and helps maintain a low LTV.

Alignment Of Interest With Partners

Requiring a law firm to contribute its existing, late-stage claims, allows the Portfolio to significantly mitigate downside risk for investors and align the law firms interests.

Principle Protection insurance

Insurance carriers, with an A rating, view an existing portfolio of cases as low-risk corporate assets and will insure the principle invested in the portfolio. These carriers can offer the Portfolio principal protection insurance, providing additional downside protection for investors.

Litigation Funding In The News

“The share-price performance of litigation funders has been uncorrelated with the market, making it an attractive option during economic downturns.”

– MoneyWeek​​.

“For CNBC, and for Wall Street, billion-dollar fines for violations of the law are just part of the price of doing business, along with litigation costs and ‘compliance.'”

– Alex Pareene​​.

“By funding litigation, investors can play a crucial role in leveling the playing field between under-resourced claimants and well-funded defendants.”

– MoneyWeek​​.

“Litigation finance offers a unique investment opportunity that is uncorrelated with traditional financial markets, providing diversification for investors.”

– MoneyMade​

Litigation Funding Terms


The process of resolving disputes between parties through the court system encompassing various legal proceedings, including trials, and hearings, aimed at reaching a resolution through judicial decision-making.”

Claimant/ Plaintiff

“Claimant” OR “Plaintiff” means the individual or entity making a legal claim against another party, seeking compensation for harm, injury, or loss suffered.


A civil wrong that resulted in harm or loss to individuals, imposing legal liability on the responsible party.

Litigation Funding

Also known as “Litigation Finance”, means the provision of capital by a third-party to cover the costs associated with pursuing a legal claim in exchange for a portion of the financial recovery from the litigation.


The party being sued in a legal case, responsible for responding to the plaintiff’s allegations and defending against the claims made.

Mass Tort

A tort involving numerous plaintiffs who have suffered similar harm. Unlike class actions, mass torts involve individual lawsuits consolidated, typically arising from widespread incidents such as defective products or environmental disasters.

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