• Francesca-Castagnola
    Francesca Castagnola
  • Dana Rager, Western Alliance Bank Settlement Services Group
    Dana Rager
  • Sondra R. Monroe | Settlement Services Group, Western Alliance Bank
    Sondra Monroe
  • Brett Wilmot, Western Alliance Bank Settlement Services
    Brett Wilmot
  • Darren Zabriskie, Western Alliance Bank's Settlement Services Team
    Darin Zabriskie
Francesca-Castagnola
Francesca Castagnola
Senior Managing Director
Dana Rager, Western Alliance Bank Settlement Services Group
Dana Rager
Senior Vice President
Office: (619) 233-2205
Mobile: (619) 787-8165
drager@westernalliancebank.com

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Sondra R. Monroe | Settlement Services Group, Western Alliance Bank
Sondra Monroe
Vice President
Office: (619) 233-2253
Mobile: (980) 220-8758
smonroe@westernalliancebank.com

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Brett Wilmot, Western Alliance Bank Settlement Services
Brett Wilmot
Vice President
Darren Zabriskie, Western Alliance Bank's Settlement Services Team
Darin Zabriskie
Vice President
SETTLEMENT SERVICES SOLUTIONS

Our expert team of settlement services relationship bankers offers specialized solutions including:

  • • Escrow depository agent
  • • Qualified settlement fund (QSF) banking
  • • General litigation settlement fund banking
  • • Bankruptcy receiverships and court appointed monitorships
  • • Simple to complex attorney-focused fiduciary accounts
  • • Full-service banking including operating and IOLTA accounts, and financing for working capital and case costs
  • • Money market accounts*
  • • Custom-tailored treasury management services
  • • Streamlined account opening process
  • • Same-day turnaround time for new accounts following initial setup phase

Our committed team provides a highly personalized and transparent banking experience with exceptional service, honesty, integrity and flexibility.

*All offers of credit are subject to credit approval.

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Distribution Phase Solutions
  • Reporting tools tailored for various accounting software
  • Fraud protection
  • Master agreements simplifying setups
  • Direct relationships with law firm and claims administrator
  • Wide range of payment options available
Escrow Phase Solutions
  • Variety of federally guaranteed deposit and investment options
  • Customized product suite
  • Competitive interest rates and fee structure
  • Master agreements simplifying setups
  • Direct relationship with co-counsel
Broader Banking Solutions

Western Alliance Bank is a full-service financial institution for law firms and claims administrators, with a specialty in banking of qualified settlement and other litigation funds. We offer a full suite of customizable business banking products and solutions for the legal profession, including lending, deposit and treasury management, all designed to respond to your needs and timelines.

Select Cases We've Supported
  • $20 million business code violation settlement distributed to 1 million claimants
  • $1 billion criminal/civil pharma settlement distributed to 225,000 claimants
  • $1.6 billion securities class action distributed to 35,000 claimants
  • $408.5 million antitrust settlement distributed to 250,000 claimants
  • $135 million employment law violation settlement distributed to 8,000 claimants
  • $1.025 billion securities fraud to be distributed to claimants in 2021

Thought Leaders in Your Industry

Recognized as industry thought leaders, our Settlement Services team hosts an Annual Class Action Law Forum and develops continuing education resources including webinars and insights articles on various key industry topics.

  • Research Finds Support for Rule 23 Amendments

    According to a new research report by Western Alliance Bank’s Settlement Services group, judges, class action attorneys and claims administrators broadly agree: The 2018 amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 significantly improved the class action litigation process.

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  • 2020 Class Action Law Forum Key Takeaways

    The 2020 Class Action Law Forum, presented by Western Alliance Bank, included discussions which covered the full spectrum of class action topics and was punctuated by riveting keynotes.

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  • As Data Breaches Proliferate, Class Action Law Hustles to Keep Pace

    Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, the proliferation of data breaches had left few businesses untouched, forcing the legal system to grapple with a new type of class action.

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    About Us

    With more than $30 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the country’s top-performing banks. Western Alliance was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence and in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions with local teams of experienced bankers who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of customized loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities. Business clients also benefit from a powerful array of specialized financial services that provide strong expertise and tailored solutions for a wide variety of industries and sectors. A national presence with a regional footprint, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.