Sean Burke is partner at Duane Morris in their Washington, DC office. Mr. Burke’s practice focuses on representation of manufacturers of medical devices in products liability cases across the country, including in consolidated multi-plaintiff matters in both federal court and state courts in California, Illinois, and Tennessee. His experience includes defense of large total joint replacements (hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders) and resurfacings, tissue matrices and patches, fusion plates, and surgical instruments. He has a particular interest and recent focus on additive manufacturing, consulting and advising clients on best practices in the early stages of development to reduce risk of products liability exposure. He has tried medical device cases before juries in both state and federal courts while also handling numerous mediations. He works closely with scientific experts to advance causation and liability defenses in the areas of biomechanical engineering, toxicology, histology, epidemiology, orthopedic surgery and FDA regulations.
He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as six different United States District Courts. Prior to rejoining Duane Morris, Mr. Burke served as law clerk for the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Catholic University of America.