Christopher Bogart co-founded Burford and serves as Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Bogart has a variety of legal, executive management and investment experience. Prior to Burford, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Glenavy Capital LLC, an international investment firm whose projects included Churchill Ventures Limited, a publicly traded media and technology investment vehicle of which he also served as Chief Executive Officer, as well as the Glenavy Arbitration Investment Fund, a pioneering litigation finance vehicle.
Previously, Mr. Bogart held numerous senior executive positions with Time Warner. As Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Time Warner Inc., he managed one of the largest legal functions in the world, with more than 350 lawyers. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Cable Ventures and one of four senior executives operating Time Warner Cable, with $9 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees.
At Time Warner, Mr. Bogart played a significant role in major transactions and litigation matters including the $350 billion America Online merger; the acquisition of Turner Broadcasting, including CNN and other media properties; antitrust litigation with News Corporation; the attempted acquisition of EMI Music; a joint venture with Microsoft and Compaq; a constitutional challenge to the federal Cable Act; and $550 million litigation matter involving the Six Flags theme park chain.
Mr. Bogart came to Time Warner from Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he was a litigator representing companies such as IBM, GE and Time Warner. He was the gold medalist and graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Law of the University of Western Ontario, and served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of Ontario.