David  Perla
  • New York

David Perla

Managing Director

David Perla is a Managing Director with responsibility for overseeing Burford’s global new business origination and marketing efforts. An entrepreneur and legal industry leader with expertise in building high-growth legal and technology-driven businesses, he was named a Top 50 Innovator of the Last 50 Years by The American Lawyer.

Prior to joining Burford, David served as President of Bloomberg BNA Legal Division/Bloomberg Law, where he oversaw Bloomberg BNA’s legal and related products, including its flagship Bloomberg Law enterprise legal news, information and tools platform. Previously, David co-founded and was co-CEO and a director of Pangea3, the top-ranked global legal process outsourcing provider. Pangea3 was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010 and grew to over 1,000 employees globally under David’s leadership. Before launching Pangea3, he was Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Monster.com. David began his career in the New York office of Katten Muchin.

David earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.


Top 50 Innovator of the Last 50 Years The American Lawyer 2013