Overview

Arthur D. Burger is a nationally recognized practitioner and leader in the field of legal ethics, legal malpractice and the law governing lawyers.  He chairs Jackson & Campbell’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group, which has been successfully representing prominent law firms and lawyers 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 and skilled advocate who fights for the rights of 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 lawyer.

In addition to his experience in the “trenches” as an active practitioner, Art has a wide 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 in court suits and arbitration proceedings.

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

Origins

Grew up playing stickball in Queens, NY.

Speaking Engagements

  • 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.”
  • 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

 

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