Madison Burke

Madison Burke

Associate

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Madison is an associate in Ryan Swanson’s Litigation group.  Madison’s litigation practice focuses on securities litigation and trust and estate disputes on behalf of businesses and individuals. Madison is also a certified mediator, which background and training help her to work collaboratively with her clients to strategize and prepare for litigation while working to find solutions in the best interest of the client that avoid going to trial where possible.

FINANCIAL SERVICES AND SECURITIES DISPUTES

Madison frequently works with investors, broker-dealers, investment bankers, advisers, and registered representatives in regulatory investigations and disciplinary actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the New York Stock Exchange, and the State of Washington Department of Financial Institution (DFI) Securities Division.

Madison also handles the prosecution and defense of customer claims against investment advisors, broker-dealers, and registered representatives. These matters involve claims of unsuitability, churning, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and misrepresentation, particularly before FINRA Dispute Resolution. Madison’s practice includes experience in the areas of shareholder derivative action, directors’s and officers’ liability, insider trading, corporate governance and internal investigation, mortgage-backed securities, and stock option disputes.

TRUST AND ESTATE LITIGATION

Madison takes a supportive approach to working with family members, trustees, and personal representatives in disputes ranging from Will contests to interpretation of trust provision. Her experience includes representing charities to ensure appropriate distributions under a trust, challenges to a Trustee’s withholding of information and inaction, and cases alleging breach of fiduciary duty against a trustee and personal representative.

LANGUAGE(S)
  • French

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Advisory Board Member, Puget Sound Chapter of the Federalist Society (2016-present), President, University of Washington Chapter (2015-2016)
  • Member, American Bar Association (2015-present)
  • Member, Washington Policy Center Young Professionals (2015-present)
  • Member, Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMAS) (2015-present)
  • Member, Washington Women Lawyers (2013-present)
  • 12th Circuit Governor, Law Student Division of the American Bar Association (2015-2016)

Background

Madison was raised in Southeastern Idaho. After attending Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Madison lived abroad in Germany with her husband. Madison attended law school at the University of Washington. While in law school, Madison served as an editor to the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy Symposium Edition and worked as a mediator mediating disputes for the Seattle Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the King County Small Claims Court. Prior to joining Ryan Swanson, Madison worked for the Government Operations Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command of the U.S. Army, and for U.S. Senator Michael D. Crapo. Madison lives in Rainier Beach with her husband and two sons. Madison enjoys spending time with her family hiking, camping, skiing, and traveling around the country and world.