Aviva Will is Senior Managing Director with responsibility for Burford’s underwriting and investment activities.
In her role at Burford, Ms. Will has overseen the continuing innovation of its offerings to law firms and corporations, and has built the industry’s most respected litigation finance team and process. She has managed a broad range of litigation matters valued in the billions of dollars during her career, with a particular specialty in antitrust and complex business litigation.
Prior to joining Burford in 2010, Ms. Will was a senior litigation manager and Assistant General Counsel at Time Warner Inc., where she managed a portfolio of significant antitrust, IP, and complex commercial litigation. She was also the company’s chief antitrust and regulatory counsel, advising senior management on antitrust risk and overseeing all government antitrust investigations and merger clearances worldwide and served as the Assistant Secretary for the company, managing corporate compliance and governance for the company and Board. Prior to joining Time Warner, Ms. Will was a senior litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. In 2019, Ms. Will was selected as a New York Law Journal Trailblazer for founding the Equity Project and outstanding contributions to gender diversity in law.
Ms. Will graduated from Columbia College with a degree in economics and philosophy, and cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where she was the Writing & Research Editor of the Fordham Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Stewart G. Pollock on the New Jersey Supreme Court.