Christopher P. Bogart
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Christopher Bogart co-founded Burford and serves as Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Bogart’s background includes a wide variety of legal, executive management and investment experience. In recent years, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of Churchill Ventures Limited, a publicly traded investment vehicle; Managing Director of Glenavy Capital LLC, a global media and technology investment firm; and General Partner of the Glenavy Arbitration Investment Fund LP, a dispute financing firm.
Previously, Mr. Bogart held a number of senior executive positions with Time Warner Inc. He served as Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Time Warner Inc., managing 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, Time Warner’s largest business, with $9 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees.
In the course of his work with Time Warner, Mr. Bogart played a significant role in a number of major transactions and litigation matters:
- $350 billion merger with America Online
- Acquisition of Turner Broadcasting, including CNN and its other media properties
- Antitrust litigation with News Corporation
- Attempted acquisition of EMI Music
- Joint venture with Microsoft and Compaq to create a major national broadband business
- Constitutional challenge of the federal Cable Act
- $550 million litigation over the Six Flags theme park
Mr. Bogart came to Time Warner from the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore where he was a trial lawyer representing companies such as IBM, GE and Time Warner. He was the gold medallist 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.
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