Peter Benzian is a Managing Director and is a member of Burford’s Commitment Committee. In this role, he helps evaluate, approve and finalize Burford’s litigation finance investments.
Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Benzian was for many years a senior partner at Latham & Watkins, where he was Chairman of the Litigation Department of the firm’s San Diego office. Mr. Benzian's practice emphasized complex business disputes, and he has represented numerous large companies, directors and officers, accountants and investment banking firms in class action and derivative litigations, SEC investigations and enforcement actions, and federal criminal investigations involving securities, antitrust, environmental and government contract matters.
Mr. Benzian graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School and has an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.