Assistant General Counsel and Director of Litigation Funding, responsible for various aspects of litigation funding and certain legal matters of Virage. Ms. Hillendahl helps bring tailored financial solutions to lawyers and law firms around the United States. She develops and maintains productive working relationships with Virage’s customers to help them navigate the ever-changing litigation landscape enabling them to best serve and zealously advocate for their clients. Additionally, Ms. Hillendahl internally handles diverse legal matters for Virage, including collaborating with outside counsels and other third-parties.
For the 10 years prior to joining Virage, Ms. Hillendahl was a litigation attorney with Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C., where her practice was focused on commercial litigation in a broad array of areas, including business disputes, personal injury matters, products liability, misappropriation of proprietary and confidential information, theft and misappropriation of trade secrets, partnership disputes, unfair business practices, franchise litigation and breach of fiduciary duty. Ms. Hillendahl’s experience extends to all phases of litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in multiple states, as well as in arbitration proceedings and FINRA’s Dispute Resolution Process. She has also successfully handled appellate matters.
In 1996, Ms. Hillendahl received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University and then in 1997 received her Master of Science degree in Accounting with an emphasis on Taxation. Ms. Hillendahl started her career as a tax consultant with Price Waterhouse which during her tenure became PricewaterhouseCoopers. During law school, Ms. Hillendahl clerked at the Harris County Attorney's office and was a law clerk to the Hon. Sam Nuchia, First Court of Appeals of Texas. Ms. Hillendahl received her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2002, where she also competed on the South Texas College of Law Moot Court Team receiving Best Brief Awards and was a finalist in the Leroy Jeffers Memorial Moot Court Competition. Ms. Hillendahl is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in both state and federal courts.