Christopher is the co-founder and CEO of Burford Capital, the leading litigation finance company globally. Before co-founding Burford, Christopher held numerous senior executive positions with Time Warner. As Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Time Warner Inc., he managed one of the largest legal functions in the world. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Cable Ventures and one of four senior executives operating Time Warner Cable, with $9 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees. At Time Warner, Christopher played a significant role in major transactions and litigation matters including the $350 billion America Online merger and the acquisition of Turner Broadcasting.
He came to Time Warner from Cravath, where he was a litigator representing companies such as IBM, GE and Time Warner. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Glenavy Capital, an international investment firm whose projects included Churchill Ventures, a publicly-traded VC vehicle, as well as the Glenavy Arbitration Investment Fund, a pioneering litigation finance vehicle. He began his professional career as an investment banker with what is now JPMorgan Chase.