Careers

Career opportunities at Burford

Burford's team is one of our key competitive advantages and we are proud to have the largest, most experienced team in legal finance. As an industry leader, innovation and entrepreneurship remain core to our business and we are constantly developing new products and services for the legal industry.

Our team is made up of people who are creative and collaborative and have the determination to succeed.

For more information about career opportunities at Burford, please send a resume to careers@burfordcapital.com.

Current openings

Counsel, Legal & Compliance (London)

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Burford seeks a Counsel, Legal & Compliance for the UK, Continental Europe and Australasia. The Counsel will be responsible for managing the Firm’s Compliance programme in these jurisdictions, where it counts among its growing businesses an FCA regulated UK operating company, UK and Guernsey after-the-event insurers, a London-based asset-tracing and corporate intelligence team and an SRA-regulated “ABS” law firm. 

The Counsel will come on board to manage Burford’s Compliance programme in the UK, Continental Europe and Australasia at one of the Firm’s most exciting times in its history. The candidate will be a low-ego leader who is more about results and teamwork than one who seeks the limelight. She/he will possess the gravitas, credentials, and operational experience to be able to study, diagnose, and prescribe value-add solutions that will positively affect team performance. Given that Burford’s business is located at the unique intersection of finance and law, it is an excellent opportunity for a savvy lawyer seeking an “outside the box” position to enjoy applying her/his ingenuity and creativity to solving team management challenges.

The role will be based in Burford’s London office.

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Vice President - International Arbitration Underwriting (NYC)

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Burford Capital has created a Vice President position in our International Arbitration Underwriting group. The position responsibilities include analyzing the risk profile of cases Burford considers for financing and providing oversight to cases in which Burford has invested. Underwriters must have the ability to quickly evaluate the merits of claims, assess and price risks associated with the arbitration, evaluate arbitration budgets, and negotiate financing deals from start to finish. This position will involve close liaison with law firms, in-house counsel, and corporate representatives, as well as Burford’s global underwriting team.

The role will report to the Managing Director - Underwriting and be based in Burford’s New York office.

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Vice President – Patent Litigation Case Management (Chicago)

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The Firm has created a Vice President (or above, commensurate with experience) position on the case management team, which is responsible for monitoring and maximizing the value of our multi-billion dollar portfolio of existing litigation investments.  The case manager will manage the substantial portfolio of patent cases in which Burford has invested, including staying informed of and reporting on material developments in our investments; monitoring spend vs. commitment and the life cycle of the case; advising senior management on developments and strategic issues; and working with our counterparties to enhance our chances of a successful investment and case resolution. The case manager will work side-by-side with underwriter case owners who originally underwrote the patent investments in the portfolio, and with case managers for commercial litigation and arbitration investments. This case manager also will work closely with law firms, in-house counsel, and corporate representatives, as well as Burford’s global underwriting team. 

The case manager will report to a Managing Director of Burford responsible for managing the firm’s investments and be based in Burford’s Chicago offices.

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Vice President - Business Development (US)

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Burford Capital is adding a Vice President – Business Development who will be responsible for interacting with CFOs, finance professionals, lawyers and other influencers in our target markets to build relationships and identify cases, portfolios of cases and other opportunities in which Burford may be willing to provide financing solutions.  We are seeking a creative business development professional or former finance professional with an agile mind and previous experience and demonstrated success in developing business within the CFO and executive suite community.  We expect candidates to have deep networks within the CFO community of private and public companies.   

The role will report to the Managing Director of the domestic business development team (NY-based manager) and may be based in one of multiple locations across the US.

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Vice President, Human Resources (US)

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The Firm does not presently have any full-time HR staff and is now ready for its first HR generalist focused on the full talent lifecycle including Burford’s global recruitment, development, compensation and performance processes as well as HR initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The role will report to the Managing Director & Head of HR in Burford’s NY office. Burford also intends to hire an HR administrator to support this role. 

The role can be located in Burford Capital’s New York or Chicago office at the candidate’s preference.

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Commercial Litigation Underwriter (London)

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Burford has created a position in our Commercial Underwriting group.  The position responsibilities include analyzing the risk profile of cases Burford considers for financing and providing oversight to cases in which Burford has invested. Underwriters must have the ability to quickly evaluate the merits of claims, assess and price risks associated with the litigation, evaluate litigation budgets, and negotiate financing deals from start to finish. This position will involve close liaison with law firms, in-house counsel, and corporate representatives, as well as Burford’s global underwriting team. 

The role will report to the Managing Director of Commercial Underwriting and be based in Burford’s London office.

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Patent Analyst (Chicago)

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The Firm has created a Patent Analyst position on the patent team.  The patent team is responsible for originating, underwriting, and managing Burford’s patent-focused investments.  The Patent Analyst will provide support to the patent team, including patent underwriting and patent business development personnel, to review and analyze potential patent-related investments.  This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and growing business in a unique role that sits at the intersection of technology, law, and finance.

The role will report to a Director at Burford responsible for underwriting and managing the firm’s patent investments and be based in Burford’s Chicago offices.

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Project Manager/Business Analyst (US or London)

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The Firm seeks to hire a Project Manager/Business Analyst who will be responsible managing projects and doing business analysis as part of Burford’s new Program Management Office.  As Burford continues to grow and the number and complexity of projects we tackle continues to increase, there is a need to provide standards, best practices, planning, and logistical support to these efforts.  The person in this role will be charged with contributing to a variety of projects in the PMO’s project portfolio.

The Project Manager / Business Analyst will be an energetic, “can do” individual, willing to share his/her expertise with others, dig in deep and do whatever is needed to accomplish results. Given that Burford’s business is located at the unique intersection of finance and law, it is an excellent opportunity for an experienced project manager/business analyst seeking an “outside the box” position to enjoy applying his/her ingenuity and creativity to solving project management challenges.

The role will report to the Head of the Project Management Office and may be based in New York, London or Chicago.

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Administrative Assistant & Receptionist (London)

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Burford seeks to hire an experienced Administrative Assistant & Receptionist. As the first point of contact for all callers and office visitors the role represents and is the face and voice of Burford. Further responsibilities include assisting with HR matters & records and the onboarding of new employees; Office Administration to support the smooth, professional and efficient business operations. Providing support and working on the firm’s CRM database Salesforce, in close collaboration with the Data Co-ordinator Team. Working within the global administrative team the role is integral to the successful and seamless delivery of service. This is a great opportunity for a personable, process-oriented self-starter with strong IT skills, to join an exciting and growing business at the intersection of law and finance.

The role will report to the UK Operations & HR Manager and be based in Burford’s London office.

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Junior Salesforce Administrator (US or London)

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The Firm seeks to hire a Junior Salesforce administrator who will be responsible for contributing to the overall maintenance, configuration, and day-to-day support of our platform and users. This position plays a vital role in supporting the ongoing growth and development of Burford’s most significant technical function.

The Junior Administrator will be a proactive and ambitious team member, willing to lend their knowledge and support, dig in deep and do whatever is needed to accomplish results. They will be a trusted partner within the Salesforce team. This individual will possess the analytic skills and technical know-how to help implement solutions in our technology landscape that will positively impact all aspects of Burford’s operations. Given that Burford’s business is located at the unique intersection of finance and law, it is an excellent opportunity for a Salesforce specialist seeking an “outside the box” position to enjoy applying their ingenuity and creativity to solving our business challenges via Salesforce.

The role will report to the Salesforce Product Manager and be based in Burford’s New York City, Chicago or London offices.

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