Hon. Christopher J. Burke
Judge Burke has served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware since August 4, 2011. Judge Burke’s civil caseload predominantly consists of patent litigation matters, and he often oversees such cases from their initial stages up through and including expert discovery, summary judgement and/or trial. Prior to joining the bench, from 2005 to 2011, Judge Burke was an Assistant U. S. Attorney for the District of Delaware. From 2001 to 2005, he was an associate at the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP. Prior to that, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Judge Burke currently serves as the Chairman of the Federal Trial Practice Seminar sponsored by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the Federal Bar Association’s Delaware Chapter. He also presides over the District Court’s criminal Re-entry Court and assists in overseeing the administration of the District Court’s Federal Civil Panel. Judge Burke created and oversees the District Court’s High School Summer Fellowship Program. Judge Burke is a 2000 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1997.