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Christopher M. Burke
Christopher M. Burke

 Christopher M. Burke is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.A. 1984), William & Mary (M.A. 1988) and the University of Wisconsin (M.A. 1989; J.D. 1993; Ph.D. 1996).  Mr. Burke’s principal practice is in complex antitrust, consumer and other representative litigation and heads Scott+Scott’s antitrust and consumer law practices.  Prior to joining Scott+Scott, his practice centered on complex antitrust and unfair competition matters.  Mr. Burke served as co-lead counsel in In re Currency Conversion Antitrust Litigation ($336 million settlement), in In re Payment Card & Merchant Fee Antitrust Litigation, in In re Digital Music Antitrust Litigation (Starr v. Sony BMG, et al.), and was one of the trial counsel in Schwartz v. Visa ($800 million plaintiff verdict).  Currently, Mr. Burke is one of the lead counsel in Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners, In re WellPoint, Inc. Out-of-Network “UCR” Litigation, In re Korean Airlines Co., Ltd. Antitrust Litigation, and In re Prudential Ins. Co. of America SGLI/VGLI Antitrust Litigation.  Further, he is class counsel in Ross v. Bank of America N.A., and serves on the Executive Committee in In re: Aetna, Inc. Out of Network “UCR” Rates Litigation and In re Payment Card and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation.  Mr. Burke has also served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Wisconsin Department of Justice and has lectured on law-related topics, including constitutional law, law and politics and civil rights at the State University of New York at Buffalo and at the University of Wisconsin.  Mr. Burke continues to lecture periodically on class actions, financial services litigation and emerging trends in antirust and consumer law.  Mr. Burke’s book, The Appearance of Equality: The Supreme Court and Racial Gerrymandering (Greenwood, 1999), examines conflicts over voting rights and political representation within the competing rhetoric of communitarian and liberal strategies of justification.  Mr. Burke is admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of the State of California, the Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin, and numerous additional United States District Courts.