Max  Smith
  • Chicago

Max Smith

Vice President

Max Smith is a Vice President with responsibility for analyzing Burford’s investments within its underwriting and investment arm. Mr. Smith uses quantitative models and proprietary datasets to assess potential investments and add value to Burford’s existing portfolio.

Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Smith was a senior consultant at Bates White Economic Consulting where he performed economic analysis to support expert testimony, settlement negotiations and strategic decisions for law firms, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. His work focused on leading teams that review and analyze large, complex datasets through all stages of litigation across various subject areas, including environmental and product liability, antitrust, healthcare and life sciences.

Mr. Smith graduated cum laude from Northwestern University, where he was awarded interdisciplinary honors for his degree in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Economics.