David Burgess

Publishing Director | The Legal 500 Series

Senior Management Team

David has been working in tax and legal publishing for 23 years. Previously at Euromoney plc and tax consultant, he joined Legalease in 2004 with responsibility for driving a variety of new launches, including founding Tax Business and the Tax Directors Institute and The Legal 500 Deutschland.

In 2007, David was responsible for the launch of The Legal 500 US, which in twelve editions has become the leading directory of elite law firms in the United States. In September 2008, he took over as Publishing Director for The Legal 500 – which now spans The Legal 500 UK, EMEA, US, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Deutschland, The Legal 500 Paris, Canada and Caribbean. The Legal 500 portfolio has extended in recent years to now cover the GC Powerlist series, GC magazine, The Legal 500 Jobs, fivehundred magazine, International Comparative Guides, and over 100 events in 40 countries.

In March 2019, David became a member of the advisory board at the Association of Corporate Counsel Alliance, and was named in the “1,000 Global leaders and influencers in legal business” in 2018. He travels extensively across the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe speaking at conferences, providing bespoke training sessions for law firms and most importantly, speaking to GCs to ensure that The Legal 500 is providing the information that they need to help them run their departments.