Fulbrook’s Chairman, CEO and founder, Selvyn Seidel, was a recognised commercial litigator for over forty years, most of this time with Latham & Watkins, a leading international law firm. During this career, he co-founded the New York Office of Latham, now the largest in the firm; was the chairman of international practice, which grew from no offices abroad to over 40, with the firm recognised as an international leader; and at other times, the founder and chairman of international litigation and arbitration practice; and the chairman of the New York Office litigation practice; while he maintained an active litigation practice in complex litigations.
Before launching Fulbrook, Selvyn founded and chaired Burford Advisors, an expert advisor in third party finance, and then, in October of 2009, he co-founded and then chaired Burford Group Ltd, the investment manager for Burford Capital, LLC. Burford Capital went public on the UK Aim market of the London Exchange. It is now the largest institutional litigation funder in the world.
He has taught and written in the field, and continues to do so, at leading law schools (Harvard Law, Columbia Law, New York University Law, Oxford Law, and others), and institutes (such as the RAND Institute of Civil Justice). He is widely referred to and quoted in the media.
He graduated in 1964 from the University of Chicago (B.A. Economics); Berkeley Law School in 1967 (with distinction, member of the California Law Review); and Oxford University, Diploma in Law in 1968).