THE LAW OFFICES OF HAROLD R. BURKE
Since 1988 Harold Burke has specialized in civil litigation and has represented Connecticut businesses and individuals in state and federal courts.
Mr. Burke's legal work focuses primarily on complex business, employment and matrimonial matters. He has provided representation in cases involving the following laws and issues: unfair trade practices; premises liability; employment discrimination and wrongful termination; healthcare fraud; securities fraud; corporate governance; international trade regulation; False Claims Act; and Sarbanes-Oxley.
He is a 1987 graduate of the Pace University School of Law where he received honors from the New York State Bar Association for research on international trade issues. In 1983 he was awarded a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut where he studied finance and statistics.
Mr. Burke is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in Connecticut and New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the Connecticut, Fairfield County, and the Greenwich Bar Associations. He is also member of the National Eagle Scout Association and serves on the board of directors of the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, a Greenwich based cultural exchange organization (www.faf.org) .
He has served as a guest lecturer on employment and discrimination issues at the University of Connecticut MBA program in Stamford and has also presented lectures on a number of topics including: “The Application of the False Claims Act to Employment Matters”, Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association, May, 2005; “Combating Fraud and Abuse in Government Funded Programs”, Public Purchasing Agents Association, Connecticut Chapter, January, 2003; "The Use of Statistical Evidence to Prove Workplace Discrimination", Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, October, 2001. Additionally, he has conducted in-house management training on employment issues.
His reported cases include: U.S. ex rel. Mikes v. Straus, 274 F.3d 687 (2d Cir. 2001) (False Claims Act litigation stemming from claims of healthcare fraud); Muniz v. Kravis, 59 Conn.App. 704, 757 A.2d 1207 (2000)(Employment litigation arising from claims of wrongful termination and emotional abuse); Tauck v. Tauck, 2007 WL 1053922 (Challenge to court ordered drug testing procedure in a matrimonial proceeding); Camuto v. Camuto, 1999 WL 956688 (Assertion of right against self-incrimination in a matrimonial proceeding); Imperatore v. Imperatore, 1999 WL 545534 (Assertion of attorney-client privilege to private documents in a matrimonial proceeding); Gaylord v. Mosher, 1991 WL 253709 (Prosecution of wrongful eviction claims against a landlord.)
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