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Arthur D. Burger is a nationally recognized leader in the field of legal ethics, legal malpractice and the law governing lawyers. He chairs Jackson & Campbell’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group, representing prominent law firms and lawyers proudly for nearly 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 is a passionate advocate for his clients in legal malpractice suits, suits alleging breach of fiduciary duties, motions to disqualify, arbitration relating to internal law firm disputes, Bar disciplinary proceedings and related matters. He also serves as outside counsel to law firms and is equally passionate in providing sound advice in addressing questions regarding conflicts of interest and other ethical dilemmas, and recommending prophylactic measures to reduce or eliminate the risk from such problems. He serves internally 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 was a member of the ten-person ABA Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility from 2014 to 2017, an elected D.C. 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 D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Committee from 2003 to 2009, a member of the D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee from 1998 to 2004 and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA 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 has taught numerous D.C. Bar CLE courses on legal ethics and has lectured around the country.

Art also serves as an expert witness on legal ethics.

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

Origins

Grew up playing stickball in Queens, New York.

Speaking Engagements

  • D.C. Bar CLE courses on various aspects of legal ethics regularly presented from 1998 through 2018
  • ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Louisville, Kentucky, “When Clients Go Rouge” – 2018
  • Federal Communications Bar, “Ethics in a Changing World,” Washington, D.C. – 2017
  • Annual Aon Law Firm Symposium, re: “Motions to Disqualify” in D.C. – 2017
  • Annual ABA/CPR Conference in Denver – 2015
  • D.C. Trial Lawyer’s Association – 2014
  • APRL Conference in Boston, “Ethics Rules and Lawyers’ Civil Liability”-2014
  • Women’s Bar Association of D.C. – “Ethics Update”- 2013
  • Fed. Comm. Bar – “Conflicts of Interest in Rule-Making Matters” – 2013
  • D.C. Trial Lawyer’s Association “Ethics Tips” – 2013
  • NABCA Conference- “Ethics in Representing Organizations” – 2013
  • Strafford Webinar on “Joint Representation in IP Litigation” – 2012
  • ALI-ABA Webinar on Ethics in Employment Law – 2011
  • Federal Bar Association – “Ethics Rules For Tax Attorneys” – 2010
  • Probate Section of the D.C. Bar – Ethics Panel with D.C. Bar Counsel – 2008
  • International Law Institute – “Legal Ethics for U.S. Lawyers” – 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Mealeys’ Course – “Ethics Issues Re Additional Insureds” (Chicago, IL) – 2007
  • Mealeys’ Telephone Course – “Ethics Issues Re In-House Counsel” – 2006
  • Mealeys’ Course – “Ethics Issues Re Additional Insureds” (Boston, MA) – 2006
  • Federal Energy Bar, Annual Conference – 2004
  • National Association of Attorneys’ General (at Ole Miss Law School) – 2004
  • 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 authority... Read More >