Michael  Sternhell
  • New York

Michael Sternhell


Michael Sternhell is a Director with responsibility for delivering innovative litigation financing solutions to the asset management industry. Mr. Sternhell works with the world’s largest asset managers to identify, evaluate and pursue securities litigation globally, leveraging his experience overseeing a diverse litigation portfolio as in-house counsel for a leading global asset management firm.

Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Sternhell was Senior Vice President and Managing Counsel at OppenheimerFunds, where he managed the firm’s litigation, regulatory, and restructuring matters and led a team of lawyers supporting the firm’s investments and global operations functions. Prior to his work in-house, Mr. Sternhell was a Senior Litigator at Kramer Levin, where he represented institutions and individuals in complex securities litigation and regulatory investigations. Mr. Sternhell also maintained an active pro bono practice focused on international human rights.

Mr. Sternhell graduated from New York University School of Law and from Wesleyan University with high honors.