John Burlingame is global co-chair of our Litigation Practice and an experienced trial lawyer. For over 30 years, he has worked extensively on high-value, high-profile matters in federal and state courtrooms and before arbitration panels. He also represents clients before committees of the US Congress, federal and state enforcement agencies, and grand juries. His experience as lead trial counsel spans a range of subjects, often involving matters of science and technology, complex business litigation and cross-border jurisdictional disputes.
John has routinely overseen the efforts of public relations professionals working on his clients’ behalf, as many of his matters have been the subject of national media attention. In 2022, 2023 and 2024, Lawdragon named him among the 500 Leading Litigators in America. He has also been named among the Legal Elite by the readership of Washington SmartCEO and been recognized as a Washington DC and Virginia Super Lawyer.
Before becoming the global litigation co-chair, he served for many years as the managing partner for the firm’s Washington DC office. Through his leadership, he helped to transform it into the firm’s largest office.