Brian Burke Elected to Lex Mundi Board of Directors – US Law Firm Newswire

INDIANAPOLIS — – Brian K. Burke of Baker & Daniels LLP has been named to Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors. During the international group’s annual meeting in Madrid, he was elected to a four-year term through 2013.

Baker & Daniels is the exclusive Indiana member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of more than 160 independent law firms. With its membership, the firm has access to more than 21,000 lawyers to provide ready access to expertise and market knowledge in 100 countries covering practically any jurisdiction in the world.

Baker & Daniels has been a member of Lex Mundi since 1989, the year it was established. There is one exclusive Lex Mundi member per country, state or Canadian province.

For 15 years from 1993 through 2007, Burke served as Baker & Daniels’ Chair and Chief Executive Officer, leading the firm’s expansion geographically across Indiana and around the globe. In that time, Baker & Daniels doubled the number of lawyers and consultants practicing from offices in Indiana, Washington, D.C. and China. B&D Consulting, a Washington, D.C.-based division of Baker & Daniels, also grew in numbers and services, providing strategic and implementation consulting to growing sectors of the U.S. economy.

Burke returned to his law practice in 2008 as a civil litigator and mediator. His work focuses on business torts and unfair competition, employment, intellectual property, securities and products liability. Burke, who also currently serves as Baker & Daniels’ General Counsel, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Indiana Super Lawyers.

Also in 2008, Burke helped develop an innovative national program — Leadership Advisory Board — that provides new law firm managing partners with access to advice. In addition to serving on the Leadership Advisory Board, Burke has given presentations in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco in the program called “The First 100 Days” — sponsored by Edge International and Managing Partner Magazine — for new managing partners.

Burke remains active in civic activities, including Boy Scouts of America, where he serves on the Crossroads of America Council’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He received the Winthrop Rockefeller Award from the National Boy Scouts of America in 2007 and the Silver Beaver Award from the Crossroads of America Council in 2003. Burke is a Past President of the Indianapolis City Market Corporation’s Board of Directors.


Baker & Daniels LLP provides advice and counsel to regional, national and international clients with transactional and litigation needs. With more than 370 attorneys and legal professionals, the full-service law firm has offices in Indiana, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Beijing. B&D Consulting, a national advisory and advocacy firm focused on key sectors of the economy and based in Washington, D.C., is a division of Baker & Daniels. For more information about Baker & Daniels or B&D Consulting, visit or

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