NEW YORK, March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Burford Capital, the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law, today announces enhancements of its team of legal finance experts, including senior leader moves in London and new hires in Hong Kong and Houston.
Christopher Bogart, CEO of Burford Capital, said, “Just as Burford’s $4.5 billion portfolio of legal finance assets continues to grow, so too does its high quality team. We have not only added resources and recognized achievement in our legal finance business, but we also continue to expand our robust finance, risk and compliance functions given our institutional quality offerings to investors.”
Growth and professionalization of the gold standard team focused on commercial litigation risk
With 136 employees, Burford’s team is the gold standard for quantifying and financing commercial litigation and arbitration risk worldwide:
- 50% of Burford’s team are lawyers, many of them veterans of AmLaw 100 and Global 100 firms and Fortune 500 companies.
- Of those who joined in the last five years, the majority are focused on serving clients through Burford’s core offerings (41%) as well as legal, compliance and finance functions (24%)—equipping Burford to give its clients the institutional quality processes they would expect of their corporate finance partners.
- 50% of Burford’s team are…