Thomas F. Burke

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Phone: (312) 362-1300

Fax: (312) 362-1301

53 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1441
Chicago, IL 60604

Thomas F. Burke

Thomas F. Burke received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois in Business Administration in 1979. He subsequently attended MBA classes at DePaul University in 1980 before obtaining his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School in 1983. He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar, Federal Bar, and the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois in 1983.

He has been an arbitrator for the National Futures Association and the Chicago Board of Trade. He is a member of the the Illinois Bar Association and a former member of the Chicago Bar Association (Futures and Derivative Law Committee and the Securities Law Committee). He has represented clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly National Association of Securities Dealers), the National Futures Association, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the American Arbitration Association, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade.

He has achieved the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, a Martindale Hubbell AV rating from his peers, for his work in securities and commodities. He has been awarded the “Best of the Best” top 1% by America’s Most Honored Professionals. His article entitled "New Disclosure Duties for a Futures Commission Merchant or an Introducing Broker?" was published in the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Journal. Because the majority of his practice for over thirty years has been in the fields of securities and commodity futures law, he has acquired vast experience in litigating and arbitrating financial trading cases. His concentration in these fields also enables him the opportunity to stay abreast of current changes in the law and new issues before the courts and arbitration forums.