Careers

Career opportunities at Burford

Burford's team is one of our key competitive advantages and we are proud to have the largest, most experienced team in legal finance. As an industry leader, innovation and entrepreneurship remain core to our business and we are constantly developing new products and services for the legal industry.

Our team is made up of people who are creative and collaborative and have the determination to succeed.

Current openings

Vice President – Brazil Underwriting

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Burford Capital is a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, and it works with law firms and clients around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore, and Sydney. Burford recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and boasts 125 employees.

The Firm has created a Vice President position in our Commercial Underwriting group. The person filling this position will underwrite litigation investments in Brazil, including evaluating the merits of claims, assessing and pricing risks associated with the litigation, evaluating litigation budgets, and negotiating financing deals from start to finish. The position also will require managing our substantial portfolio of existing Brazilian litigation investments. This position will involve close liaison with law firms, in-house counsel, and corporate representatives, as well as Burford’s global underwriting team.

The role will report to a senior member of Burford’s underwriting team and be based in Burford’s New York office.

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Analyst

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Burford Capital is a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, and it works with law firms and clients around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore, and Sydney. Burford recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and boasts 125 employees.

The Firm has created an Analyst position that will assist in identifying global investment opportunities. The potential investments, where the primary driver of value is a legal outcome, will be spread across different industry sectors, geographies, and made through a variety of structures.

The role will report to a senior manager of Burford’s underwriting team and be based in either of Burford’s New York or London office.

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Administrative Assistant & Data Coordinator

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Burford seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant & Data Coordinator based at Reception acting as first point of contact to office visitors, over the phone and electronically. Data Coordinator responsibilities include detailed CRM data management, responsibility for the quality, upkeep and expansion of the data in our Salesforce platform, which is utilized extensively in the business for business development, traditional CRM, and management of the pipeline for evaluation of investment opportunities. Administrative responsibilities encompass supporting smooth and efficient business operations and providing administrative support to the office’s senior leadership team. This is a great opportunity for a personable, process-oriented self-starter to join an exciting and growing business at the intersection of law and finance. The role will be part of the Admin pool and is located in Burford Capital’s London office.

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Compliance Paralegal

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Burford Capital is recruiting for a Compliance Paralegal position. The successful candidate will be tasked foremost with leading the Firm’s Know Your Customer (KYC) program, including the global sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) efforts, as well as the global conflicts of interest screening program. The Compliance Paralegal plays a pivotal role supporting the Firm’s growing global legal & compliance team.

The role will report to UK Compliance Counsel and be based in Burford’s London office.

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