Jonathan Molot co-founded Burford Capital in 2009 and has served as Chief Investment Officer since its inception. The firm has $2.5B in AUM.
Molot is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a leading expert on litigation finance. A former senior US government official and experienced litigator, he founded Litigation Risk Solutions, LLC, a business that assists hedge funds, private equity funds, investment banks, insurance companies and insurance brokers to develop litigation risk transfers where lawsuits threaten to interfere with M&A and private equity deals.
Mr. Molot has taught on litigation risk management and finance at Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and George Washington University Law School. His articles have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, while his much-referenced articles on litigation finance have appeared in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Georgetown Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal and the Southern California Law Review.
Mr. Molot served as counsel to the economic policy team on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team and as a senior advisor in the Treasury Department at the start of the Obama Administration. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Breyer and practiced law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York, and at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Molot graduated magna cum laude from Yale College and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Co-Chair of the Harvard Law Review and won the Sears Prize, awarded to the two top-performing students in a class of over 500.
He lives in Washington DC in an 8,400 sq ft home.