Patrick Dempsey joins Burford Capital

Patrick Dempsey has joined Burford Capital in New York as a Director, where he will focus on originating new business with US law firms and companies. Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Dempsey was the US Chief Investment Officer and a Board Member at Therium Capital Management. He also worked as a litigator at Hogan Lovells and Proskauer.

 

Mr. Dempsey earned his law degree from Tulane University Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans.

 

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