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Mr. Burger is a nationally recognized leader in the field of legal ethics, legal malpractice and the law governing lawyers. He chairs Jackson & Campbell, P.C.’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 is 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. Previously, 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.

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

Origins

Grew up playing stickball in Queens, New York.

Speaking Engagements

  • The District of Columbia CLE courses on various aspects of legal ethics regularly presented – 1998 through 2018
  • ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility, “When Clients Go Rouge” (Louisville, Kentucky) – 2018
  • Federal Communications Bar, “Ethics in a Changing World” (Washington, D.C.) – 2018
  • Annual AON Law Firm Symposium, “Motions to Disqualify” (Washington, D.C.) – 2017
  • Annual ABA/CPR Conference (Denver) – 2015
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington DC – 2014
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers Conference, “Ethics Rules and Lawyers’ Civil Liability” (Boston) – 2014
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, “Ethics Update” – 2013
  • Federal Communications Bar Association, “Conflicts of Interest in Rule-Making Matters” – 2013
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC, “Ethics Tips” – 2013
  • NABCA Conference, “Ethics in Representing Organizations” – 2013
  • ABA Annual Meeting – Floor Debate on ABA Model Rules as proposed by the ABA Commission Ethics 20/20 (Washington, D.C.) – 2012
  • Strafford Webinar, “Joint Representation in IP Litigation” – 2012
  • American Law Institute-ABA Webinar, Ethics in Employment Law – 2011
  • Federal Bar Association, “Ethics Rules For Tax Attorneys” – 2010
  • Probate Section of the District of Columbia Bar CLE, Ethics Panel with the District of Columbia Bar Counsel – 2008
  • International Law Institute, “Legal Ethics for U.S. Lawyers” – 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Mealeys’ Course, “Ethics Issues Regarding Additional Insureds” (Chicago) – 2007
  • Mealeys’ Telephone Course, “Ethics Issues Regarding In-House Counsel” – 2006
  • Mealeys’ Course, “Ethics Issues Re Additional Insureds” (Boston) – 2006
  • Federal Energy Bar, Annual Conference – 2004
  • National Association of Attorneys General (The University of Mississippi Law School) – 2004
  • 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 authority... Read More >