News & Updates

Aug 19, 2014

Rick Perry Hires High-Profile Legal Team In Texas

Bobby Burchfield, a partner and trial appellate lawyer in the Washington office of McDermott Will & Emery, has vast experience in complex corporate litigation and twice argued before the Supreme Court. Read More

Aug 9, 2014

Texas Gov. Perry Assembles High-Powered Legal Team

"Like the overwhelming majority of people who have discussed this issue, and I'm talking about both Republicans and Democrats, I find this prosecution both outrageous and inexplicable," Burchfield said. Read More

Jun 2, 2014

Harry Reid’s Crusade Against the Koch Brothers Threatens Your Free Speech

Bobby Burchfield, who argued McCutcheon v. FEC, Don McGahn, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, and Heritage scholar Hans von Spakovsky will discuss this attempt to silence free speech by amending the Constitution. Read More

Apr 3, 2014

McConnell’s Triumph

In the McCutcheon case, he went one stage further, not only submitting a brief but also persuading the justices to allow his lawyer, Bobby Burchfield, to participate in oral arguments — an unusual request for the Court to grant, and a concession that demonstrates how interested in this subject the justices have been. Read More

Apr 3, 2014

‘The Sky Is Rising, Not Falling.’

Alumnus Bobby Burchfield (’76), a partner at McDermott Will & Emery in Washington, D.C., argued the McCutcheon v. FEC case before the court last October on behalf of the appellants, Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon and the Republican National Committee. Read More

Apr 2, 2014

Both Sides Cry ‘Free Speech’ As Supreme Court Lifts Campaign-Finance Limits

Under the old limits, those committees "were in competition with each other" because individuals could only make the maximum contribution of $32,400 to two committees, said Bobby Burchfield, a partner with McDermott Will and Emery who argued before the court for challenger Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky. Read More

Jan 10, 2014

So Who Can Argue A Case In Front Of The Supreme Court?

Instead, attorney Bobby Burchfield argued the case for McConnell, as the senator sat in the courtroom. Read More

Oct 28, 2013

Alumni Contribute $3 Million To Wake Forest For Faculty

Burchfield is a 1976 Wake Forest graduate and now an attorney in Washington, D.C. He contributed $2 million to establish the Burchfield Presidential Chair of Political Economy. Read More