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David Perla

Co-Chief Operating Officer, New York

David Perla is Co-Chief Operating Officer with overall responsibility for Burford’s global marketing, origination and underwriting activities and is a member of the Management Committee. An entrepreneur and legal industry leader with expertise in building high-growth legal and technology-driven businesses, he was named a Top 50 Innovator of the Last 50 Years by The American Lawyer.

Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Perla served as President of Bloomberg BNA Legal Division/Bloomberg Law, where he oversaw Bloomberg BNA’s legal and related products, including its flagship Bloomberg Law enterprise legal news, information and tools platform. Previously, Mr. Perla co-founded and was co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of Pangea3, the top-ranked global legal process outsourcing provider. Pangea3 was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010 and grew to over 1,000 employees globally under Mr. Perla's leadership. Before launching Pangea3, he was Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Monster.com. Mr. Perla began his career in the New York office of Katten Muchin.


  • Bloomberg BNA Legal Division/Bloomberg Law


  • Pangea3

    Co-founder, Co-CEO and Director

  • Monster.com

    Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs

  • Katten Muchin



  • University of Pennsylvania


  • University of Pennsylvania

    BA, cum laude


The American Lawyer
Top 50 Innovator of the Last 50 Years