Alternative Dispute Resolution (“A.D.R.”)

A.D.R. is “Any method of resolving disputes other than by litigation.  Abbreviated as ADR.  Public courts may be asked to review the validity of ADR methods, but they will rarely overturn ADR decisions and awards if the disputing parties formed a valid contract to abide by them.  Arbitration and mediation are the two major forms of ADR.”  As defined by the Legal Information Institute.  


Arbitration Representation: Mr. Burke has represented clients collectively in over 175 FINRA, NFA and other Exchange arbitrations.

Arbitrator:  Mr. Burke has served as an arbitrator for the National Futures Association; FINRA; New York Cotton Exchange, Inc (“NYCA”); Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa Exchange, Inc. (“CSCE”); Finex Europe; Intercontinental Commodities Exchange, Inc. (“ICE”);

Louis F. Burke has been an expert and consultant for over 25 years and was  qualified as an expert witness in connection with the following matters:


  • Lau v. Richardson Securities, Inc., (U.S. District Court, SDNY); Areas of testimony: supervision, compliance, floor practices and rules, order procedures, front running, unauthorized trading in commodity futures trading.


  • Lehman Bros. v. Tutelar S.A., (U.S. District Court, SDNY); Areas of testimony: supervisory procedures, liquidation procedures in commodity futures trading.


  • Douglas v. Gibraltar Securities, (FINRA); Areas of testimony:  Limited partnership investments, supervision, suitability, sales practices in securities.