Jim Burke

Jim Burke
Public Member, Massachusetts

James R. Burke is a partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, where he has been a Boston-based member of the corporate and business group since 2010. Prior to joining Hinckley Allen, Jim was a partner at WilmerHale (previously Hale and Dorr LLP), where he practiced law for nearly 19 years. Jim is a member of the Boston Bar Association (BBA), where he has served as a member of the BBA’s Education Committee and as Chair of the BBA’s Business Transactions Section. Jim was recently elected to the Board of Governors of the Concord Museum in Concord, Massachusetts and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Actors’ Shakespeare Project, which is a Boston-based professional theatre company. Jim previously sat on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities (Mass Humanities), where he served at various points as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer. He is Co-Chair of the President’s Council of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and a member of the Campaign Cabinet for Colonial Williamsburg’s Campaign for History and Citizenship. Jim is also a member of the American Battlefield Trust, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Massachusetts Historical Society and former Board President of the Boston Classical Orchestra. He received his AB from Princeton University (’88), where he was Co-Chair of the Special Gifts Committee for his 25th Reunion, and his JD from Harvard Law School (’91). Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, Jim lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts with his wife, Dr. Laura M. Burke, Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Regis College.

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