Mr. Burke is a trial attorney representing clients nationally in complex products liability and commercial litigation matters. He has tried cases before juries in both state and federal courts while also handling numerous mediations. He regularly represents manufacturers of medical implant devices in product liability cases, including in consolidated multi-plaintiff matters in both federal court (MDL) and state courts in California, Illinois, and Tennessee.
He also represents clients in matters involving trade secret litigation, the breach of non-competition and other restrictive covenants, and commercial contract disputes. Mr. Burke also represents and counsels clients in the gaming industry, with a focus on the horse racing industry, in a broad range of matters involving state regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, and litigation.
He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as six different United States District Courts. Prior to rejoining Duane Morris, Mr. Burke served as law clerk for the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where he was managing editor of special projects for the Villanova Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif, and a cum laude graduate of Catholic University of America.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2017-present
- Associate, 2009-2016; 2007-2008
•U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Law Clerk to the Hon. Joel H. Slomsky, 2008-2009
Honors and Awards
•Listed in Washington, D.C. Rising Stars, 2015-2017
•Recipient of the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership award, given to the graduating student who the faculty feels has best demonstrated a combination of academic achievement and leadership in the law school community.
•Listed in Pennsylvania Rising Stars, 2012 and 2013
•Pennsylvania Rising Star, 2012
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, “Law and Medical Devices: The Complex, Interdigitated, Essential and Evolving World” The Biomedical Engineering and Materials Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2019
•Speaker, Drug and Med Cross-Examination 101, 23rd Annual Conference on Drug & Medical Device Litigation, New York City, November 28, 2018
•Speaker, Drug & Medical Litigation Boot Camp, American Conference Institute, The Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, July 30, 2018
•Voting Member on ASTM International Committees for Additive Manufacturing (F42) and Medical Surgical Materials and Devices (F4)
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