Art Burger is chair of Jackson & Campbell’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group, representing law firms and lawyers in matters related to legal ethics, including suits alleging breaches of fiduciary duties or legal malpractice, disciplinary cases, conflicts of interest, motions to disqualify, motions for sanctions, law firm dissolution, attorney migration and related litigation. He also serves internally as chair of the Firm’s risk management committee. Art is a member of the ABA Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. He was a member of the D.C. Bar Ethics Committee from 2003 to 2009 and was a member of the D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee from 1998 to 2004. In 2011, he was elected by the D.C. Bar as a delegate to the ABA, where he worked with the ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission. Art was selected as a “Best Lawyer®” in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law by Best Lawyers of America©, as a “Super Lawyer®” for Professional Liability Defense and has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Art has over 35 years of experience as a civil litigator in federal and state courts, has served as an expert witness and is quoted frequently for his opinions on legal ethics and legal malpractice.
Art has taught numerous D.C. Bar/CLE courses on legal ethics, is on the Adjunct Faculty of George Mason University Law School, has published many articles regarding ethics for lawyers and is an active member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.
- D.C. Bar CLE ethics courses through 2015, including “The Mandatory Course For New Admittees” (ethics portion), “Trial Ethics,” “Ethics of Retainer Agreements and Billing Practices,” “Ethics Strategies For Large and Mid-Size Firms,” “Ethics Issues for Lobbyists,” and “When Lawyers Change Law Firms.”
- Presentation at Annual ABA/CPR Conference in Denver – 2015
- D.C. Trial Lawyer’s Association – 2014
- APRL presentation 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
Grew up playing stickball in Queens, NY.