Burford Capital, the global leader in commercial finance for the legal sector, has exclusively partnered with Lateral Link to appoint a new Director of Case Management. This strategic position, based in New York or Chicago with potential for remote work, offers an unparalleled opportunity for litigation professionals seeking to steer complex litigation cases valued over $7 billion.
The role is designed for individuals who have demonstrated significant expertise in litigation, ideally serving as heads of litigation in large enterprises, and who have a track record in managing claimant-side cases. The ideal candidate will possess not only superior communication and interpersonal skills but also a profound ability to organize and navigate the intricate demands of large litigation portfolios.
Burford Capital is renowned for its commitment to optimizing the value of legal assets, offering robust support to law firms and corporations globally. With a history of working alongside the majority of the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 law firms since its inception in 2009, Burford’s dynamic team has expanded to over 170 professionals, including more than 70 lawyers, blending the resources of a large organization with the agility and creativity of a startup.
The chosen Director of Case Management will play a critical role in managing Burford’s extensive case portfolio, ensuring strategic engagement, supervising budgets, and spearheading efforts to enhance efficiency. This position calls for a collaborative spirit to work alongside business leaders and stakeholders, aiming for seamless integration of business processes and fostering strong relationships across the organization.
Burford offers a competitive compensation package, inclusive of a base salary, discretionary bonus, carried interest in litigation outcomes, and annual stock grants. The role reports directly to the Chief Investment Officer, highlighting its significance in Burford’s mission to maintain its global impact in the legal finance sector.
Applicants interested in contributing to Burford Capital’s legacy and engaging in high-stakes litigation management are encouraged to reach out to Amy Langan at for a confidential discussion about this exclusive opportunity. Additionally, for those who prefer, the option to apply directly through our LinkedIn posting of the job is also available, providing a seamless way to express interest in this pivotal role.
Burford Capital is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds. This commitment is reflected in its competitive healthcare benefits, 401k matching program, and an ‘always on’ culture that thrives on rigorous thinking, clear communication, and efficient execution.
For legal professionals poised to take on the challenge of directing complex litigation at a global scale, this role offers a unique chance to shape the future of legal finance with Burford Capital, a pioneer and leader in the field. Interested candidates are encouraged to reach out to Amy Langan at or apply directly through our LinkedIn posting, joining a team that is at the forefront of transforming the legal finance industry.