Ingo F. Burghardt

Bios

Ingo F. Burghardt

(202) 697-6880
iburghardt@wmclaw.com

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law – JD, 1995
  • Harvard College –AB, cum laude, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Ingo Burghardt is a trial attorney with experience representing clients in all kinds of cases, including complex commercial disputes before state and federal courts. He represents clients in all stages of disputes, including negotiations, arbitration and mediation. His practice focuses on commercial tort litigation, contract disputes, financial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and consumer class actions. In addition, Mr. Burghardt advises corporate clients on legal risk, including assessing risks and liabilities of currently held insurance policies. His practice is relentlessly client-focused, and he understands that the most important goal for any litigator should be to obtain the best possible result for their client.

Ingo previously worked in the legal department of the World Bank, managing the in-house team providing legal advice to the institution about all non-project related matters. During his more than ten years at the World Bank, he defended the World Bank’s privileges and immunities in courts around the world, and represented the institution’s management against staff claims before the World Bank’s internal Administrative Tribunal. He also provided legal advice to the World Bank’s HR and IT groups, as well as to all other administrative departments and the Bank’s country offices. He helped set up the World Bank’s innovative privacy program, and advised the Bank when it became one of the first international organizations to use cloud computing to support its business operations. Before working at the World Bank, Ingo was an in-house litigation counsel at BearingPoint, Inc., a Virginia-based software and management consulting firm. He also helped to manage BearingPoint’s international liability and D&O insurance program. Ingo also spent ten years as a litigation associate at a large Virginia-based law firm, where he litigated cases in state and federal courts, including commercial tort, HR, personal injury, and IP claims. Ingo also worked for two years for a large New York-based law firm as a commercial litigation associate in Washington, D.C. Ingo graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and Harvard College.