A tool to promote diversity in law
The Equity Project is an award-winning initiative to improve diversity in the business of law by providing an economic incentive for change in leadership in commercial litigation and arbitration.
Since launching The Equity Project in 2018, Burford has committed a cumulative $145 million to finance commercial litigation and arbitration led by women and racially diverse attorneys.
The Equity Project gives legal departments and law firms a tool to support change:
- Fortune 500 companies can incentivize law firms to put women or racially diverse litigators or arbitration lawyers on their matters and ensure the lawyers working on their matters are being awarded adequate origination credit.
- Law firms committed to gender and racial diversity can encourage women and racially diverse litigators to take on matters that require significant investment but offer substantial success fees.