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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

Oct 28, 2013

Wake Forest announces $3 million gifts for faculty

A former member of Wake Forest's debate team, Burchfield is a trial attorney in Washington, D.C. He served eight years on the university's Board of Trustees. Read More

Oct 9, 2013

The Wall Street Journal: Notable & Quotable

From oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Tuesday in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case challenging limits on aggregate campaign contributions. Lawyer Bobby Burchfield argued against the caps: Read More

Aug 30, 2013

Supreme Court’s Campaign Finance Case Gets New Firepower

McConnell will be represented at the court by Bobby Burchfield, a trial partner at McDermott Will & Emery. Read More

Jul 25, 2013

Campaign Finance Reform Experts Criticize New Poll

"It is not, and I don’t think the authors purport it to be, a scientific, statistically valid survey," said Bobby Burchfield, a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP, at a Wednesday event unveiling the poll. Read More

Apr 22, 2013

Q&A: McDermott’s Bobby Burchfield & Paul Thompson

Legal Times sat down with Burchfield and Thompson in the firm's office to discuss the firm's business, goals for the D.C. office and Washington politics. Read More

May 3, 2011

Legally Speaking: Bobby Burchfield

Bobby Burchfield, co-partner in charge of McDermott Will & Emery’s Washington office, is one of the area’s top trial lawyers, but he’s perhaps best known for his work on behalf of the Republican Party. Read More