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Sean Burke

Sean began his career at AmLaw 100 firms in Chicago and Indianapolis. He coaches baseball and wrestling when he’s not litigating.

Background & Current Focus

Sean handles a wide array of complex commercial matters from pre-suit negotiation, the pleading and discovery stage, through judgment and any appellate process

His experience includes representing international medical products manufacturers in multi-million dollar product liability suits; significant commercial clients in complex disputes involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, and product failures; individuals and businesses in multi-million dollar insurance coverage disputes; and property owners in environmental contamination matters. Sean has litigated putative class action claims brought against national credit card providers, international oil companies, and international manufacturers; complex, high-profile construction disputes; significant personal injury claims; and alleged violations of non-compete agreements. Sean also has an active practice leading companies through internal investigations and responses to governmental inquiries, including responding to, negotiating with, and litigating against the CFPB. His experience extends beyond litigation through his practice acting as outside general counsel and business advisor to companies in all stages of their life cycle.

Sean is also a partner in Proteus Discovery Group, an eDiscovery services and consulting company, and DiscoveryMaster, a software platform for eDiscovery reporting. He was previously an associate at the Chicago office of Sidley Austin, LLP and a partner at the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.


  • B.S., Marketing, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 1992
  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2002

Community Involvement

  • Broad Ripple Haverford Little League, Board Member