Jacquelyn M. Burke

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  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif)
  • Columbia University (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

In her practice, Jacquelyn advises a diverse array of clients including insurers, insureds, brokers, and insurtech start-ups on a broad range of issues. She regularly deals with complex insurance product development, regulatory, and claims and coverage issues in directors and officers, professional liability, and general liability areas, as well as the growing area of cyber coverage, and has been involved with major fidelity, flood, and employment practices liability claims. Her practice is unique in its breadth, truly emcompassing “all things insurance.”

  • She advises institutional clients on the depth and breadth of their insurance programs, and guides them through availability and placement of coverage, through major events such as mergers and acquisitions, or in the face of unique risks, often helping to design bespoke coverage options.
    • Jacquelyn works with the firm's Sports Law Practice on designing risk management programs and customized insurance policies for major sporting events, including the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Bid.
  • Jacquelyn and the insurance practice group at Mintz Levin are market leaders in tackling the legal and regulatory challenges in the insurtech space.
    • She counsels both start-ups and large established companies, including venture capital investors, on regulatory and transactional issues, and helps to create new products or put in place new business structures for insurance-related endeavors.
  • For major national and international insurer clients, she serves as coverage counsel and advises on complex coverage issues throughout the country, including in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts, often reaching resolution through successful mediation and compromise.

Jacquelyn served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard N. Palmer at the Connecticut Supreme Court. While in law school, Jacquelyn was an Alexander Fellow for the Honorable Kimba M. Wood at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and a judicial intern for the Honorable Jane S. Solomon at the New York State Supreme Court. She also served as associate editor of Cardozo Law Review. She maintains an active pro bono practice in the area of immigration, including the representation of asylum-seekers and those seeking U visas and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Felix Frankfurter Award, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2007)
  • Outstanding Service Award, Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (2015)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Public Interest Leadership Program Boston Bar Association (05.2013 – 06.2014)
  • Member, Public Interest Leadership Program Subcommittee, Boston Bar Association