Lauren Silvestri Burke represents and counsels corporate policyholders in preserving and recovering insurance assets for toxic tort, medical device litigation, environmental, and other liabilities. In addition, she also has experience in product liability, complex commercial, and class action litigation. Lauren litigates on behalf of medical device, pharmaceutical, healthcare, technology, and financial industry clients. Her work encompasses all aspects of litigation, from inception through trial to post-trial appeals in cases throughout the United States.
Lauren helped successfully defend a construction products manufacturer in a nationwide class action and subsequent statewide class action. She also assisted a multinational pharmaceutical company with multiple US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations.
In addition to her work with businesses, Lauren maintains a generous pro bono practice, often counseling nonprofit organizations in insurance coverage evaluation and representing individuals facing civil rights disputes.
Lauren clerked for Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she assisted the judge in presiding over civil and criminal jury trials. In law school, Lauren served as a legal extern for Judge Kent A. Jordan of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Representation of a manufacturer of construction products in successful defense of a nationwide class action and subsequent statewide class action.
Representation of a construction products manufacturer before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
Representation of a manufacturer in response to an investigation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Representation of a multinational pharmaceutical company in consumer fraud class actions and attorney general litigation in state and federal trial courts and a number of appeals.
Representation of a major financial services company in a breach of contract action.
Representation of a multinational pharmaceutical company in more than one investigation by the Department of Justice regarding off-label promotion and fraud allegations.
Villanova University School of Law, 2008, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 2005, B.A., Summa Cum Laude
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 2005, B.S., Summa Cum Laude
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Clerkship to Judge Eduardo Robreno of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2008 - 2009)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Litigation Department of the Year, Specialty Insurance, National Law Journal (2021)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Insurance, Law360 (2020)