April Burke, President and Founding Partner of Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, is a veteran Washington, D.C. attorney providing government relations counsel to clients on public policy and legislation. Ms. Burke provides a hands-on approach to client management and plays an active role in the oversight of all clients’ government affairs strategies.
Ms. Burke’s prior experience includes positions both on Capitol Hill and in the not-for-profit sector. Her past work includes 30 years of experience in legislative and regulatory analysis in areas related to science and engineering research, technology transfer, health and health research policy, higher education, and intellectual property. Ms. Burke is an active leader in the science advocacy community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Women in Science and the Boyce Thompson Institute. In 2015, Ms. Burke was selected from among her peers to receive the Career Excellence Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.
A graduate of George Washington University National Law Center, Ms. Burke was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, where she was Phi Beta Kappa.