August 13, 2012 / Friendly URL: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/news-20120813-melissa-sobel
“Melissa Sobel has jumped into the growing litigation finance industry with a move to Burford Group LLC as its first-ever in-house counsel.
“Sobel went to Burford following an eight-year stint at Time Inc., most recently as associate general counsel. She says the new opportunity arose at a perfect time: ‘I needed a change,’ she tells CorpCounsel.com.
“Sobel was also eager to get into a new and growing industry. When she heard about the job opening, she began reading everything she could find about litigation funding, she says. ‘Sometimes I’d talk to lawyers about it and even they would say, “What’s that?”’ After completing her research, Sobel made the move. She officially joined Burford in mid-June. The company continues to rely on Latham & Watkins for outside legal advice.”
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