2022 speakers

Adam Gerchen


Adam Gerchen is an entrepreneur and investor, and currently serves in leadership positions at a variety of businesses.  

He is a noted pioneer in the litigation finance and legal services sectors. Adam co-founded and was CEO of Gerchen Keller Capital, which from its launch in 2013 grew into the largest investment and advisory firm focused exclusively on legal and regulatory risk, raising more than $2 billion of institutional capital before its acquisition in December 2016. He went on to serve as President of NYSE- and LSE-listed Burford Capital, the leading global finance firm focused on law, before co-founding litigation boutique Keller Postman. As its CEO, Adam led efforts to develop unique arbitration strategies and other innovations in mass actions that have generated recoveries for more than 500,000 individuals. He recently launched and serves as CEO of Gerchen Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on legal finance with more than $750 million of assets under management. 

Adam also sponsored and serves as CEO of L&F Acquisition Corporation, a blank check company focused on tech-enabled services businesses dedicated to governance, risk, compliance, and legal functions.  In December 2021, L&F announced its proposed $1.3 billion merger with ZeroFox, Inc., an enterprise software-as-a-service (Saas) leader in external cybersecurity.  

Earlier in his career, Adam was a portfolio manager at Alyeska Investment Group, a Chicago-based market neutral hedge fund, where he specialized in risk arbitrage and event-driven investing.  He began his career at Goldman Sachs.

Adam graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Brown University and received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Association of Law and Business.

In 2016, Adam was featured in Crain’s “40 Under 40” list of business and civic leaders. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Economic Club of Chicago, and serves on the board of several non-profit organizations.

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