Ed Burke is a seasoned litigator and Senior Vice-President of in the Legal Solutions Group at Epiq. Ed works closely with Epiq’s corporate and law firm clients to create and oversee high quality, cost-efficient and defensible solutions during the discovery phase of merger reviews and litigation, including the strategic deployment of analytic tools throughout the review process. At Epiq, Ed is one of the leaders of the Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. He has overseen document review projects for over 50 complex antitrust/competition matters in the United States, Canada and Europe. He also heads up Epiq’s Advanced Attorney Services offering.
Ed has more than 15 years of litigation experience at major firms in the U.S. At Weil Gotshal & Manges, he was a member of the firm’s complex commercial and intellectual property litigation groups. He served as Joint Liaison Defense Counsel on data/electronic discovery issues in a six-year MDL RICO conspiracy class action brought by all U.S. doctors against eight major healthcare companies. Ed led a team that built one of the largest litigation databases ever deployed and worked closely with data and damages experts to assess the plaintiffs’ allegations of parallel conduct among the healthcare defendants. Weil’s client prevailed on summary judgment. He also played a lead role in the first trade secrets and copyright actions challenging the unlawful distribution of DVD encryption codes on the Internet. Ed has litigated cases for a broad variety of clients, including UnitedHealth Group, Shell Oil, Reuters, Walmart and H&R Block. He was also Special Counsel at Farella Braun + Martel in San Francisco. In 2006, Ed was recognized by the Legal Aid Society for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Prior to coming to Epiq, he was Managing Director and General Counsel of De Novo Legal, a leading document review company that was acquired by Epiq Systems.
Ed received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law where he was Chairman of the Moot Court Board. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the outsourcing of legal services, technology assisted review and the effective use of technology in the discovery process. Ed co-authored a chapter titled “Outsourcing Document Review” in the Thomson Reuters treatise e-Discovery for Corporate Counsel (2019).