Emily  Hostage
  • Chicago

Emily Hostage

Senior Vice President & Head of Special Projects

Emily Hostage is a Senior Vice President and oversees Burford's pipeline of new investment opportunities in technology and intellectual property. She is also the Head of Special Projects company-wide, in which role she operationalizes the senior management's visions on major projects such as long-range planning and new initiatives.

Prior to joining Burford, Ms. Hostage was Vice President of Strategic Analytics and Policy at RPX Corporation, a leading global provider of patent risk management services. At RPX, she managed a team of researchers evaluating patent lawsuits and forecasting risk to potential licensees. Previously, Ms. Hostage practiced law at Arnold & Porter, where she represented technology clients in patent, copyright and trade secret litigation cases.

Ms. Hostage graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she also served as Executive Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Boston University.


Named to IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2019-2020