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Aviva Will

Co-Chief Operating Officer, New York

Aviva Will is Co-Chief Operating Officer with overall responsibility for Burford’s global marketing, origination and underwriting activities, and a member of Burford's Management and Commitments Committees. In her role at Burford, Ms. Will has overseen the continuing innovation of its offerings to law firms and companies and has been instrumental in building the industry’s most respected legal finance team and process.

At Burford, Ms. Will developed and launched The Equity Project, a groundbreaking initiative designed to help increase diversity in law by providing an economic incentive for change through a $150 million pool of capital earmarked for financing commercial litigation matters led by women and racially diverse lawyers who have been historically underrepresented in the field. As part of The Equity Project, Ms. Will recruited over 25 lawyers from the world’s leading law firms and corporations to be Champions in promoting the availability of this capital to incentivize change.

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, intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. She was also the company’s leading antitrust and regulatory counsel, advising senior management on antitrust risk and overseeing all government antitrust investigations and merger clearances worldwide. Ms. Will also served as the Assistant Secretary for the company, managing corporate compliance and governance for the company and the board of directors. Prior to joining Time Warner, Inc., Ms. Will was a senior litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.


  • Time Warner Inc.

    Senior Litigation Manager
    Chief Antitrust and Regulatory Counsel
    Assistant Secretary

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore

    Senior Litigator


  • Fordham University School of Law

    JD, cum laude
    Fordham Law Review Writing & Research Editor

  • Columbia University


  • New Jersey Supreme Court

    Law Clerk to Honorable Stewart G. Pollock

Professional affiliations

  • NYU School of Law, Center for Civil Justice

    Board of Advisors

  • University Settlement

    Director & Executive Committee member


  • Supreme Court of New Jersey

    Law clerk to NJ Supreme Court Justice Stewart G. Pollock


Chambers and Partners
Band 1-US Litigation Funding
New York Law Journal