Edward A. Reilly

Of Counsel;
P: 312.642.7062

Ed Reilly is Of Counsel at McDonald Hopkins, working remotely from New York as part of the firm’s litigation finance and general corporate team. Over the course of his 30-year career, Ed has represented corporations and financial sponsors including prominent venture capital, mezzanine, private equity and hedge funds. He has routinely acted as his clients’ de facto general counsel and advised them on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from the prosecution, defense and resolution of litigation and pre-litigation disputes to the structuring and closing of innovative financial transactions. During his tenure in private practice, which included serving as a corporate partner with several international law firms, including Goodwin Procter, Morgan Lewis & Bokius, and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & McRae, Ed enjoyed leadership roles including rotations as a managing partner of a growing regional office, a member of a firm-wide administrative committee and the head of a firm’s international private equity initiative.

In addition to his role at McDonald Hopkins, Ed is the founder and managing member of Themis Legal Capital, a commercial litigation finance business based in New York City. Since founding Themis Legal Capital in 2012, Ed has immersed himself in the claim based funding business. Themis has sourced, evaluated, structured and funded numerous commercial litigation finance transactions. Ed is a frequent author and speaker on litigation finance, with a focus on the technical aspects of executing litigation finance transactions and counseling on creative uses for litigation financing to facilitate transactions and support corporate business objectives.

Ed is admitted to the bar in New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Columbia University School of Law.