September 12, 2017 – Burford Capital (“Burford”), a leading global finance firm focused on law, has appointed Mark Klein as its General Counsel, effective immediately. Mr. Klein will be based in Burford’s New York office.
A graduate of New York University School of Law, Mr. Klein has extensive experience providing in-house legal expertise in the financial services industry, working with companies from a global banking giant to a US registered investment advisor.
Mr. Klein spent 13 years at UBS in a wide range of corporate roles. From 2008 to 2013, after holding a variety of other in-house roles at UBS from 2000 to 2008, he was Managing Director and General Counsel of Infrastructure & Private Equity, where he worked on all aspects of the business, from structuring and marketing regulated funds through to executing the acquisitions on behalf of those funds. Most recently, he was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Marketfield Asset Management, a large US registered investment adviser.
He began his career in private practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he worked on public and private mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets and securities law, among other areas.
Christopher Bogart, Burford’s CEO, commented: “Burford’s team is unmatched in combining legal insight and financial savvy, understanding of the business of law and ambition to innovate its economics. Mark is a great fit for our culture and adds a wealth of experience that will be highly relevant as Burford continues to grow as a business and to develop new solutions for our clients.”
UK/Europe: Neil McLeod, PHA Media, 020 7440 0811, [email protected]
US: Emma Murphy, The Neibart Group, (718) 875 4545, [email protected]
About Burford Capital
Burford Capital is the leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, and it works with law firms and clients around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore and Sydney.
For more information about Burford: www.burfordcapital.com