Litigation funder Burford Capital has appointed ex-UBS lawyer Mark Klein as its general counsel in its New York office. Mr Klein has worked with companies across the financial services sector from a global banking giant to a US registered investment advisor. He spent 13 years at UBS in a wide range of corporate roles. From 2008 to 2013, after holding a variety of other in-house roles at UBS from 2000 to 2008, he was managing director and general counsel of infrastructure and private equity, where he worked on all aspects of the business, from structuring and marketing regulated funds through to executing the acquisitions on behalf of those funds. Most recently, he was general counsel and chief compliance officer at Marketfield Asset Management, a large US registered investment adviser. He began his career in private practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he worked on public and private mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets and securities law, among other areas.
Christopher Bogart, Burford’s CEO, commented: 'Burford’s team is unmatched in combining legal insight and financial savvy, understanding of the business of law and ambition to innovate its economics. Mark is a great fit for our culture and adds a wealth of experience that will be highly relevant as Burford continues to grow as a business and to develop new solutions for our clients.'