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Christopher Burke

Chris Burke
Korein Tillery PC
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San Diego, California
  • University of Wisconsin 

    • Ph.D. in Political Science - 1996

    •  J.D. – 1993

  •  College of William & Mary

    • M.A. – 1988

  • The Ohio State University

    • B.A. – 1984

  • States of California, New York, and Wisconsin; numerous United States District Courts and Courts of Appeal

Government Experience
  • Assistant Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice.  

Representative Matters in Private Practice
  • Christopher served as lead counsel in some of the world’s largest financial services antitrust matters.  He is currently co-lead counsel in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litig., 13-cv-7789 (S.D.N.Y.) (FX litigation) ($2.3 billion settlement).  He is currently one of class counsel in In re Google Digital Advertising Litigation., No. 21-MD-3010 (PKC) (S.D.N.Y.), a class action on behalf of publishers challenging Google’s monopoly power over the markets for display ads.

  • He previously served as co-lead counsel in In re GSE Bonds Antitrust Litig., Case No. 19-cv-01704 (S.D.N.Y.) ($386.5 million settlement pending) and Alaska Electrical Pension Fund v. Bank of America Corp., 14-cv-7126 (S.D.N.Y) (ISDAfix litigation) ($504.5 million settlement).

  • Christopher served as co-lead counsel in Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners, 07-cv-12388 (D. Mass.) ($590.5 million settlement); Axiom Investment Advisors, LLC, by and through its Trustee, Gildor Management LLC v. Barclays Bank PLC, 15-cv-09323 (S.D.N.Y.) ($50 million settlement); In re Currency Conversion Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 1409 (S.D.N.Y.) ($336 million settlement); In re Payment Card Interchange Fee & Merchant Discount Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 1720 (E.D.N.Y.) (subsequently on executive committee )(up to $6.24 billion settlement); LiPuma v. American Express Co., No. 1:04-cv-20314 (S.D. Fla.) ($90 million settlement). 

  • Christopher served as co-lead counsel for indirect purchasers in In re Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 1891 (C.D. Cal.) ($86 million settlement), and In re Prudential Ins. Co. of America SGLI/VGLI Contract Litig., No. 11-md-2208 (D. Mass.) ($40 million settlement).  He was one of the original lawyers in the Wholesale Elec. Antitrust cases in California, which settled for over $1 billion. Mr. Burke also investigated and filed the first complaint in In re Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litig., 13-md-2476 (S.D.N.Y.).

  • Christopher served as lead trial counsel in the FX litigation and one of the trial counsel in Schwartz v. Visa, No. 822505-4 (Alameda Cty. Super. Ct.) ($780 million plaintiff’s judgment after six months of trial); In re Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 1030 (M.D. Fla.) ($90 million settlement with final settlements occurring during trial); Ross v. Bank of America N.A., No. 05-cv-7116, MDL No. 1409 (S.D.N.Y.) and Ross v. American Express Co., No. 04-cv-5723, MDL No. 1409 (S.D.N.Y.). 

  • The American Antitrust Institute (“AAI”) honored Christopher with an Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice award at their 2020 and 2018 Antitrust Enforcement Awards for efforts in the GSE Bonds and ISDAfix litigation, respectively. 

  • In 2014, AAI also recognized his exemplary work in the Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners matter and has regularly been designated as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters

Books and Articles
  • Mr. Burke’s book, The Appearance of Equality: Racial Gerrymandering, Redistricting, and the Supreme Court (Greenwood, 1999), examines conflicts over voting rights and political representation within the competing rhetoric of communitarian and liberal strategies of justification.
  • Mr. Burke co-authored an article with Stephanie A. Hackett, David W. Mitchell, Simon J. Wilke, Melanie Stallings Williams, Michael A. Williams, and Wei Zhao, “Masters of the Universe: Bid Rigging by Private Equity Firms in Multibillion Dollar LBOs,” 87 U. Cin. L. Rev. 29 (2018).
  • Mr. Burke co-authored a chapter in Practising Law Institute, Financial Services Mediation Handbook, with Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke, Cary Lerman and David R. Scott, “Following Up If Initial Negotiations Fail,“ Chapter 7 (2017).

Public Speaking and Teaching
  • Christopher frequently lectures at professional conferences and CLEs on competition matters, including litigation surrounding financial benchmarks, class-barring arbitration clauses, the effects of Twombly in 12(b)(6) motions, and the use of experts at class certification and trial.
  • Christopher has lectured on law-related topics, including constitutional law, law and politics, and civil liberties at the State University of New York at Buffalo and at the University of Wisconsin.
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