Date: Jul 16, 2024

Location: New York, NY, US, 10017

Company: burfordcap

Burford Capital is the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUR) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE: BUR), and it works with companies and law firms around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and Dubai.


The Firm has created a Counsel position to assist our global commercial underwriting team in assessing the merits of cases we are considering for funding. This role is a support role specifically designed for an experienced attorney who excels at high quality legal research and case analysis.

The base compensation range for this role is $225,000 - $250,000. Burford also offers a discretionary annual merit bonus. All new hires are awarded a welcome Restricted Stock Unit grant.

This role is based in Burford’s New York office and will report to the Co-COO or her designee.




Burford Capital is the largest and most experienced provider of commercial finance to the legal sector in the world, with a core expertise in identifying and optimizing the value of legal assets for companies and law firms.  Since its founding in 2009, Burford has worked with hundreds of law firms and corporations, including 93 of the AmLaw 100 and 90 of the Global 100 largest law firms. Our team has grown from five people at the end of 2009 to over 140 people today, including over 65 lawyers.


Burford possesses the resources and expertise of a large company while retaining the flexibility and creativity of a startup.  Team members are smart, creative, collaborative, curious, and confident.  Everyone rolls up their sleeves to perform and engage collectively for the overall success of the business.  Burford values rigorous thinking, clear communication, and efficient execution. Burford is an “always on” environment in which everyone needs to be accessible by email when outside the office, including during evenings and weekends


Burford pays base salaries consistent with the financial services industry and favors incentive compensation to reward performance. Burford provides competitive health care benefits and a 401k matching program.  Burford Capital is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, whether or not they have a disability.




• Work closely with the US commercial underwriting team to review and analyze new matters
• Draft and edit memos designed to provide a clear and thorough analysis of the factual and legal bases for claims, strengths and weaknesses of a case, and a detailed recommendation about the strength of a case
• Legal research related to new areas of law we are exploring to assist the team in developing opportunities for business development outreach
• Legal research as needed to support ethics and policy team


Qualifications & Experience

• Thoughtful litigator with an intuitive sense of the merit, value and risks of litigation;
• A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience as a litigator, preferably at a large law firm
• Licensed to practice law in any U.S. jurisdiction preferred

Core Competencies & Skills

• Excellent legal research written and verbal communication skills
• Detail-oriented with strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• Candidates must be capable of actively managing and prioritizing several projects concurrently and taking initiative
• Candidates must exhibit professional demeanor and ability to work collegially
• Team player who can work collegially with all members of the underwriting and business development teams across Burford’s global offices


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