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.

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Current openings

Commercial Credit Officer (NYC or Chicago)

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Burford has an open position for a Commercial Credit Officer who will work closely with our underwriting team in connection with providing capital to law firms and monitoring law firm facilities once provided.

  • Assist the underwriting team in reviewing law firm financial statements and creditworthiness, modeling prospective financial transactions and monitoring law firm financial condition in ongoing financial arrangements
  • Several years of experience in credit assessment or financial analysis
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work independently and cohesively as part of a larger underwriting team assessing law firm finances and legal assets

This is an excellent opportunity to work in litigation finance, applying fundamental credit analysis skills to a new asset class working on bespoke investments with a highly experienced investment team.

The Commercial Credit Officer will have a credit and lending/law firm financial background, be detail-oriented and be able to work independently. The Commercial Credit Officer will work closely with the underwriting team in assessing credit risk in new transactions and also monitoring the existing portfolio.

We are looking to fill the position to work from either our New York or Chicago offices but will consider a remote position for the right candidate. The role will report to a Managing Director based in New York.

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Financial Accountant (NYC)

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The Firm is seeking to add a Financial Accountant in our New York office for our growing Finance team who will be an integral part of the monthly close process for the public parent company and related entities. The ideal candidate will be a CPA with experience in the financial services industry and specific experience with the monthly close process and general ledger consolidation in a multiple-entity corporate environment.

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HR Business Partner (London)

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Reporting to the VP, Human Resources in New York and working closely with the Head of the
London Office, the HR Manager will provide operational and strategic support on all aspects of
HR for both UK and Rest of the World team. This role requires interacting with stakeholders at
every level of the business as well as external HR partners. The HR Manager will provide
leadership to drive excellence in human resources initiatives that align with the vision and values
within the businesses culture.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced HR professional who is keen to take a lead
role in HR projects as well day-to-day employee issues. Our ideal candidate is passionate about
finding solutions that enhance the employee experience which serve the needs of Burford’s
business objectives.

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

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Process Associate (NYC)

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The Firm has an opening for a Process Associate position who will document, manage, and roll-out process improvement projects; document policies, procedures, and user manuals; provide program management support to the Project Management Office; build and run metrics and reporting; and support key databases and tools.

The process associate is a valued member of the Core Services team dedicated to finding and implementing innovative process solutions to support the business’s growth and operational objectives. S/he will have a seat at the table in making critical operational decisions that impact the entire company, as well as the opportunity to explore and craft new policies, processes and technology implementations. Therefore, it is imperative that this individual have a strong interest in learning new subject matter and functional techniques, as well as a track record leveraging processes to improve performance of both people and operations.

Given that Burford’s business is located at the unique intersection of finance and law, it is an excellent opportunity for a savvy administrative manager seeking an “outside the box” position to enjoy applying his/her ingenuity and creativity to solving operational and team management challenges.
The role will report to Chief Innovation Officer and be based in Burford’s New York office (although highly qualified candidates from Chicago or London may be considered).

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SEC Reporting Manager (CH-NY)

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The Firm is seeking to add a SEC Reporting Manager for our growing Finance team. This newly created position will be an integral part of the external reporting process and will help to design, implement, and fully manage a quarterly reporting process. The ideal candidate will be a CPA with experience in public company SEC reporting in the financial services industry.

The role will report to the Senior Vice President of Finance and Head of External Financial Reporting and is based in Burford’s New York office.

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Vice President- Patent Underwriting (NYC or Chicago)

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The Firm has created a Vice President – Patent Underwriting position who will be responsible for evaluating patent cases Burford considers for financing, and for providing oversight to cases once Burford has invested.

We are seeking an experienced litigator with success in all phases of complex patent cases. This person will be a team player who contributes actively in a collaborative environment. He/she will 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. Ideally this person will have worked with litigation funding, on a contingency/AFA basis, and/or on patent monetization, so as to have a strong grounding in the economics of patent matters.

This position will involve close liaison with law firms, in-house counsel, and corporate representatives, as well as Burford’s global team, which spans offices in New York and Chicago in addition to London. There are also frequent opportunities to write and speak on IP matters on behalf of Burford.

The role will report to the Managing Director of Burford’s Intellectual Property business and may be based in our Chicago or New York office.

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