Adam Gerchen is the Chief Executive Officer of Keller Lenkner LLC, where he applies a quantitative approach to the practice of law utilizing his unique background in finance, investment management and the economics of litigation. He is listed by Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America.
Before entering private practice, Adam co-founded and was CEO of the litigation finance firm Gerchen Keller Capital. In three years, he and his partners grew Gerchen Keller to more than $1.3 billion in assets under management before the firm was acquired by Burford Capital in 2016. As President of Burford, Adam helped lead the organization to commit more than $1.3 billion to new investments in 2017, tripling its previous investment pace.
Before co-founding Gerchen Keller, Adam was a portfolio manager at Alyeska Investment Group, a Chicago-based market-neutral hedge fund with more than $6 billion in assets under management, where he specialized in risk arbitrage and event-driven investing.
He also worked as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Industrials and Natural Resources groups, focusing primarily on the transportation, metals and mining, paper and forest products, and regulated power industries.
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.