Lindsay Burke defends and asserts the rights of companies entangled in complex disputes. Her cases often involve business-to-business contract disputes, business divorce, trade secret litigation, non-competition agreements, questions regarding intellectual property ownership and business torts.
Lindsay has significant experience representing clients before the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and state and federal courts in New York. She also has particular strength and experience with resolving cases through mediation, arbitration, or settlement, recognizing the advantages of achieving early resolution so clients can focus on their business. A significant contributor to Lindsay’s effectiveness as a legal strategist is her ability to connect litigation and business strategy. She makes it a priority to learn about her client’s strategic priorities, and then develops a defense or risk management plan that is consistent with their business objectives.
While Lindsay has represented a range of businesses – from startups to middle market and household name corporations – she has particular niche advising technology and life sciences companies on intellectual property ownership and risk management as it relates to the employer-employee relationship. She helps businesses establish invention protection policies that shield their IP when employees exit, and assert their rights to work product while employees are on their payroll. This includes drafting effective non-compete, non-solicitation, and invention assignment agreements and establishing protections for company trade secrets.
Lindsay also represents biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device, and technology companies in a range of business disputes and risk management matters, such as drafting technology companies’ terms and conditions and reviewing and updating standard contracts.
Lindsay is recognized as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. She is strongly committed to pro bono service, giving her time and abilities to victims of domestic violence.
- Complex Business Litigation
- Employment-related IP Protection
- Tort and Contract Law
- Health Care Technology
- Life Sciences
- New York University School of Law, New York, NY – 2006, J.D.
– Managing Editor, NYU Annual Survey of American Law
– Recipient of the Philip F. Cohen Award for the greatest contribution by a third-year editor to the NYU Annual Survey of American Law
- College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA – 2003, With Honors
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- New York State
- United State District Court – Massachusetts
- United State District Court – Southern District of New York
- United State District Court – Eastern District of New York
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Complex Commercial Litigation Symposium Co-Chair
- Member of Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council
- Women’s Bar Association
- Women in the Courtroom Committee Co-Chair
- Women’s Leadership Initiative Program 2015-2016
- Trustee, Women’s Bar Foundation
- Massachusetts’s New Non-Compete Law: An Overview
- Down the Garden Path: A Look at the “Garden Leave” Provisions of Proposed Non-Competition Legislation
- Help! Is My Customer List a Trade Secret?
- Human Resource Departments: Immediate Action Required Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act
- Taken For a Ride: Masschusetts SJC Rules that Taxi Drivers are Independent Contractors
- Mass Bar Association – Help! Is My Customer List a Trade Secret