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Dierdre Ann Burgman, American lawyer. Indiana Bar Foundation scholar, 1978.


Burgman, Dierdre Ann was born on March 25, 1948 in Logansport, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Ferdinand William Junior and Doreen Walsh Burgman.


Bachelor, Valparaiso University, 1970. Juris Doctor, Valparaiso University, 1979. Master of Laws, Yale University, 1985.


Law clerk to chief judge Indiana Court Appeals, Indianapolis, 1979-1980. Professor law Valparaiso University, 1980-1981. Associate Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, New York City, 1981-1984, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, 1985-1992.

Senior vice president, general counsel New York State Urban Development Corporation, 1992-1995. Deputy inspector general State New York, 1992-1995. General counsel Hudson River Park Conservancy, 1992—1995.

Of counsel Vandenberg & Felieu, New York City, 1995-1999. Consultant Salans, 1999—2000, counsel, 2000—2004, Sullivan & Worcester, 2004—2006.


  • Bar: Indiana 1979, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1979, New York 1982, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1982, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1982, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia and 2d circuits) 1984, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985, District of Columbia 1988, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Note editor Valparaiso University law review, 1978-1979. Contributor articles to law journals.


Member board visitors Valparaiso University School Law, 1986—1995, chairman, 1989—1992, member national council, 2001—2006, member national council emeritus, since 2006. Member American Bar Association (trial evidence committee 1983-1986, professional liability committee 1986-1989, insurance coverage litigation committee 1990-1992), Association Bar City New York (committee professional responsibility 1988-1991, committee professional and judicial ethics 1991-1995, member council judicial administration 1997-1999), New York County Lawyers Association (committee Supreme Court 1987-1994, chairman 1990-1993, board directors 1991-1997, 2002-2003, executive committee board directors 1992-1995, finance and personnel committee 2003, member foundation, since 2003), New York State Bar Association (member House Delegates 1994-1998, member committee on professional standards of attorney conduct since 2002).


Ferdinand Burgman