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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Event Marketing Associate (NYC)

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Burford Capital seeks to hire a Event Marketing Associate to join its growing global marketing team and contribute to the growth of its businesses and the increased visibility of its brand. The Event Marketing Associate will play a critical role in Burford’s events and webcasts, as well as contributing to internal communications and thought leadership content. The role requires determination to succeed, hunger to learn and grow in the role, superlative attention to detail and outstanding communication skills.
The role is based in Burford’s New York offices and will initially report to its Chief Marketing Officer.

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Legal and Compliance Intern (NYC)

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Burford is seeking a legal intern to assist its in-house legal team with a wide range of matters. The role will report to Burford’s corporate counsel and be based in New York.

The rate for this role is $25.00 per hour.

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Marketing Summer Intern (NYC)

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Burford is seeking a Marketing Summer Intern. The intern will be involved in a wide variety of areas within the marketing team, with a special focus on providing support for the company’s planned relaunch of its website. The intern will gain hands-on experience in digital marketing and creative tasks, including preparing creative assets, reviewing and revising content and providing other needed support to the marketing team.

The role will report to the Senior Brand Manager and be based in Burford’s New York office.

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Treasury Analyst (NYC)

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The Finance team is currently undergoing significant growth and transformation and, as part of that, is seeking a Treasury Analyst who will play an integral role in helping to create and grow the function and is looking forward to enhancing the knowledge of core Treasury functions, particularly in cash management, capital markets, and foreign exchange risk management. The role also offers excellent opportunities to collaborate with other key finance groups such as Tax, FP&A or Investor Relations.

The ideal candidate will have around 3 years of experience in Finance/Treasury.

The role will be based in Burford’s New York office and will report to the Corporate Treasurer.

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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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