Lara Burke’s practice focuses on securities enforcement matters and securities litigation.
Prior to joining Bruch Hanna LLP, Ms. Burke was an associate in the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Group at Brown Rudnick LLP. Ms. Burke has represented individuals and companies in a variety of government investigations and enforcement matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading, and securities fraud. Ms. Burke has compliance consulting experience and has overseen teams of attorneys and support personnel in complex, multi-jurisdictional internal investigations. She also maintains a robust pro bono practice, and was recognized in 2017 by the Washington Council of Lawyers for her pro bono work on behalf of refugee and unaccompanied immigrant children.
While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, Ms. Burke sat on the Submissions Review Board for the Journal of Law and Politics. Ms. Burke also appeared in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to deliver an oral argument defending a brief that she had written for the law school’s appellate litigation clinic.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Burke worked as a Staff Assistant for United States Senator Dianne Feinstein of California.
Ms. Burke graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois in 2006 with a B.A. in Political Science and History and received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2013.