Christine Azar is a Director with responsibility for building business with US-based law firms and companies. Since joining Burford, she has focused on originating business in large commercial matters including antitrust and securities matters. She is a champion for women in the legal industry and has taken on a significant role in promoting and championing Burford’s Equity Project initiative, aimed at closing the gender gap in law.
Prior to joining Burford, Ms. Azar was the partner in charge of Labaton Sucharow’s Wilmington office and has been recognized as a leading litigator by numerous organizations. She spent the early part of her legal career at Grant & Eisenhofer and Blank Rome. Most recently, she led business development efforts at various legal services companies.
Ms. Azar graduated from Notre Dame Law School and has an undergraduate degree from James Madison University.
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