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Mr. Burger is a national leader in legal ethics, legal malpractice, and the law governing lawyers. He chairs Jackson & Campbell, P.C.’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group, which has been representing prominent law firms and lawyers for over two decades.

Selected repeatedly as a Best Lawyer® in Ethics and Professional Responsibility by Best Lawyers of America© and as a Super Lawyer® in Professional Liability Defense, Art litigates in the areas of legal malpractice, fiduciary duties, motions to disqualify, internal law firm disputes, Bar disciplinary proceedings, and matters before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also serves as outside counsel to law firms and provides guidance regarding potential conflicts of interest and other ethical dilemmas. He similarly serves as Jackson & Campbell’s in-house ethics counsel.

In addition to his experience as a practitioner, Art has a deep background in the jurisprudence of ethics law. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the ABA/Bloomberg Law-Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct and an Adjunct Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University, teaching a night class in Professional Responsibility. He was a member of the ten-person American Bar Association (ABA) Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility from 2014 to 2017; an elected District of Columbia Bar Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates from 2011 to 2012, where he worked with the ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission; a member of the District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee from 2003 to 2009; a member of the District of Columbia Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee from 1998 to 2004; and he has taught numerous District of Columbia Bar continuing legal education courses (CLE) on legal ethics and has lectured around the country.

Art also serves as an expert witness on legal ethics and the standard of care for lawyers.

“Nothing great […] has ever been accomplished without passion.” ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Origins

Grew up playing stickball in Queens, New York.

Art Burger, D.C. Bar Delegate, speaks to the ABA House of Delegates in August of 2011, during a debate on
an amendment to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Art Burger, seen on the right, co-teaching a D.C. Bar CLE course on conflicts of interest in May of 2018 with D.C. Deputy Disciplinary Counsel, Julia Porter.

 

Speaking Engagements/Publications

  • Conflict of Interest Issues for Intellectual Property Lawyers: Problems and Solutions.” IP Litigator Magazine, vol. 25, no. 4. 2019.
  • “Strengthen and Update Internal Risk Management.” ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility. Vancouver, Canada. 2019.
  • “Ethics issues for intellectual property practitioners.” ABA Intellectual Property Law Annual Meeting. Arlington, Virginia. 2019.
  • “Regarding claims of aiding and abetting.” National Legal Malpractice Conference of the ABA. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2018.
  • “When Clients Go Rogue.” ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility. Louisville, Kentucky. 2018.
  • “Ethics in a Changing World.” Federal Communications Bar. Washington, D.C. 2018.
  • “Motions to Disqualify.” Annual AON Law Firm Symposium. Washington, D.C. 2017.
  • Annual ABA/CPR Conference. Denver, Colorado. 2015.
  • “Advance Waivers: Be Specific Or Don’t Count On Them.” BA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual On Professional Conduct. 2015.
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. 2014.
  • “Ethics Rules and Lawyers’ Civil Liability.” Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers Conference. Boston, Massachusetts. 2014.
  • “Ethics Update.” Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 2013.
  • “Conflicts of Interest in Rule-Making Matters.” Federal Communications Bar Association. 2013
  • “Ethics Tips.” Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. 2013
  • “Ethics in Representing Organizations.” NABCA Conference, 2013.
  • “Floor Debate on ABA Model Rules Amendment.” ABA Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. 2012.
  • “Joint Representation in IP Litigation.” Strafford Webinar. 2012.
  • “Year One As An ABA Delegate.” Washington Lawyer. 2012.
  • “Ethics in Employment Law.” American Law Institute-ABA Webinar. 2011.
  • “Ethics Rules For Tax Attorneys.” Federal Bar Association. 2010.
  • “Probate Section of the District of Columbia Bar CLE.” Ethics Panel of the District of Columbia Bar Counsel. 2008.
  • “Legal Ethics for U.S. Lawyers.” International Law Institute. 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • “Ethics Issues Regarding Additional Insureds.” Mealey’s Course. Chicago, Illinois. 2007.
  • “Ethics Issues Regarding In-House Counsel.” Mealey’s Telephone Course. 2006.
  • “Ethics Issues Re Additional Insureds.” Mealey’s Course. Boston, Massachusetts. 2006.
  • Annual Conference of the Federal Energy Bar. 2004.
  • National Association of Attorneys General at the University of Mississippi Law School. 2004.
  • CLE courses on various aspects of legal ethics regularly presented for the District of Columbia BAR. 1998 through 2018.
  • September 2021
    Arthur D. Burger Will Speak at Panel During Legalweek 2022
    On February 3, 2022, Arthur D. Burger, Chair of Jackson & Campbell's Professional Responsibility Practice Group, will speak in New York City at “Legalweek 2022,” Law.com’s annual conference, on a panel titled, “New Rules & New Realities: Ethically Managing Remote Work.” Joined by speaker Deborah Winokur, Esq., Professional Responsibility & Compliance Counsel at Cozen O'Connor, they  will spotlight ethical challenges ... Read More
  • November 2020
    U.S. Law Week Quotes Arthur D. Burger Regarding Withdrawl of Counsel for Steve Bannon
    Arthur D. Burger, Chair of Jackson & Campbell P.C.’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group, was quoted in U.S. Law Week regarding the withdrawal of counsel for former White House staffer Steve Bannon following offensive public statements Bannon had made.  Mr. Burger commented on the legal ethics issues associated with the withdrawal. Mr. Burger is a recognized expert on legal ... Read More
  • August 2019
    The Best Lawyers in America 2020
    Jackson & Campbell, P.C. is pleased to announce a number of our Directors have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition. Congratulations to: Arthur D. Burger, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law David H. Cox, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation William E. Davis, Trusts and Estates, Trusts ... Read More
  • August 2019
    Arthur D. Burger’s Article Published in IP Litigator Magazine
    The July/August edition of the intellectual property law magazine includes Arthur D. Burger’s article “Conflicts of Interest Issues for Intellectual Property Lawyers: Problems and Solutions.” The article explores aspects of how an intellectual property practice can create atypical conflict of interest problems and suggests fixes that are geared to those problems.” Burger serves as the chair of Jackson & ... Read More
  • June 2019
    Bloomberg Law Quotes Arthur D. Burger's Comments on Law Firm Risk Management Issues
    This week's “Legal Ethics Highlights” from Bloomberg Law reported on the presentation titled, “Strengthen and Update Internal Risk Management,” which was part of the American Bar Association’s National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Vancouver, Canada. The panel, which included Arthur D. Burger, Chair of Jackson & Campbell, P.C.’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group, discussed various measures that law ... Read More
  • February 2019
    Arthur D. Burger Will Participate on a Panel at this Spring’s American Bar Association’s 34th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
    On Friday, April 12, Arthur D. Burger will participate in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 34th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, Virginia as part of a panel titled, “Rocks and Hard Places for IP Practitioners.”  The panel will discuss various ethical issues that IP attorneys need to navigate in order to successfully represent their clients ... Read More
  • February 2019
    Arthur D. Burger Will Participate on a Panel at the 2019 American Bar Association's Annual National Conference on Professional Responsibility
    On Thursday, May 31, Arthur D. Burger will participate in a risk management panel with colleagues from Aon Risk Solutions and Hogan Lovells. The panel is a part of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Vancouver, British Columbia and will cover how to evaluate and improve a law firm’s risk management standards and how ... Read More
  • September 2018
    Arthur D. Burger to Participate on Panel at the 2018 Judicial Conference of the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission
    On September 13, 2018, Arthur D. Burger will participate on a two-person panel on professionalism and ethics at the 2018 Judicial Conference of the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission at the Darcy Hotel in Washington, D.C. Assistant Virginia Bar Counsel Kathleen Uston, formerly president of the National Organization of Bar Counsel, is also on the Panel, which ... Read More
  • July 2018
    Arthur D. Burger to Participate on Panel at the National Legal Malpractice Conference of the American Bar Association
    Arthur D. Burger will be a speaker at the National Legal Malpractice Conference of the American Bar Association at Las Vegas on September 27, 2018. He will be joining a panel of legal malpractice experts from the firms of Williams & Connolly, Gibson Dunn, and Lewis Brisbois. The Panel will discuss strategies for defending suits involving allegations against ... Read More
  • June 2018
    Arthur D. Burger Moderates Panel Presentation on Client Misconduct at the American Bar Association's Annual Conference
    The June 13th edition of the ABA/BNA Manual on Professional Conduct includes a summary of the ABA’s annual Conference on Professional Ethics panel presentation on proper handling of client misconduct. Leading the discussion as moderator was Arthur D. Burger, chair of Jackson & Campbell’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group. Click here to read the summary ... Read More
  • June 2018
    Arthur D. Burger Quoted By Bloomberg Law
    Arthur D. Burger, Chair of the Professional Responsibility Practice Group, was asked by Bloomberg Law to comment on the case of Joffe v. King & Spalding LLP, in which a former associate of the law firm was fired after raising ethical concerns about a case. Burger was quoted for his comments regarding prudent risk management procedures that law firms ... Read More
  • March 2018
    Art Burger To Teach Class: Grappling with Conflicts
    Arthur D. Burger, Chair of Jackson & Campbell’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group, will be teaching a DC Bar CLE Course. The course, Grappling with Conflicts : How to Spot Them and What To Do About Them will be taught by Webinar on May 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. His co-panelist will be Julia Porter, Esq., Senior Assistant ... Read More
  • March 2018
    Art Burger to Participate on Panel, Ethics in a Changing World
    On April 24 at 6:00 p.m. Arthur D. Burger, Chair of Jackson & Campbell’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group, will participate on a panel before the Federal Communications Bar Association for a CLE course entitled:  Ethics in a Changing World. Mr. Burger and the other panelists will discuss ethical issues attorneys should consider when changing firms, or when hiring lateral ... Read More
  • February 2018
    Southern District Heightens Lawyers’ Duties in Preventing Spoliation of Evidence by Clients
    In Industrial Quick Search, Inc. et al. v. Miller, Rosado & Algois, LLP et al., January 2, 2018, the Southern District of New York issued a decision underscoring the importance of lawyers paying early attention to the need for imposing “litigation holds,” being proactive in ensuring compliance with such holds, and making a clear record of steps taken with ... Read More
  • January 2018
    Art Burger to Moderate Panel at ABA National Conference
    Arthur D. Burger, Chair of Jackson & Campbell’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group, will be the moderator on a Panel at the 44th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility. The panel will be on Friday, June 1 during the Conference in Louisville, KY from May 30-June 1 of 2018.  Art’s Panel, When Clients Go Rogue will feature speakers Carol ... Read More
  • August 2017
    Arthur D. Burger Begins Membership on Editorial Board of ABA/BNA Manual on Professional Conduct
    Arthur D. Burger, Chair of J&C’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group and renowned ethics lawyer, just completed a three-year term as a member of the 10-person ABA Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and now begins his service as an appointed member of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Manual on Professional Conduct.  The Manual is recognized as a preeminent ... Read More