Emily Slater, a Managing Director of Burford Capital based in New York, has nearly a decade of experience structuring and underwriting legal finance deals and managing high value propositions.
Ms. Slater has played a significant role in building Burford’s globally-recognized, industry-leading investment and underwriting processes. She has assessed thousands of cases and underwritten hundreds of millions in legal finance investments across a broad range of practice areas.
Prior to joining Burford, Ms. Slater was a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she specialized in complex securities and other bet-the-company litigation and regulatory investigations involving billions in damages. Ms. Slater regularly represented financial institutions and public companies before the SEC and DOJ. She also represented the City of New York in the criminal investigation of the 2003 Staten Island Ferry crash and led a landmark pro bono class action litigation regarding mental health treatment in New York City jails, which prevailed in the New York State Court of Appeals.
As a recognized industry expert, Ms. Slater is frequently invited to speak on the topic at conferences and in the media. She has spoken at events organized by AIRA, the American Bar Association, ICCA, NYSBA and The Knowledge Group, among others, and been published in the media including Law360 and the Daily Commercial News.
Ms. Slater graduated from New York University School of Law, where she was the Colloquium Editor of the Review of Law and Social Change. She is a founding member of the Pro Bono Advisory Council of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and served as a trustee of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School.