Antitrust Litigator Corey Roush Joins Akin Gump in Washington

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump today announced that Corey W. Roush has joined the firm as a partner in its litigation and antitrust practices in Washington, D.C. Mr. Roush, who focuses on antitrust and consumer protection litigation and investigations, as well as white collar defense, internal investigations and other complex commercial litigation, comes to Akin Gump from Hogan Lovells.

Mr. Roush’s practice consists of representing large national and international companies in various jurisdictions throughout the United States and before government agencies on antitrust, consumer protection and False Claims Act/kickback qui tam cases and investigations. Over the years, he has defended both pre- and post-consummation merger litigation brought by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Antitrust Division, litigated private cases involving class actions as well as disputes between competitors and conducted  internal investigations, assessing potential risk and advising on ways to mitigate that risk. Mr. Roush has developed a particular niche representing clients in the life sciences and automotive industries.

“Our antitrust litigators have achieved great success over the years on behalf of our clients, and the addition of Corey to our firm will continue to pay substantial dividends for them,” said Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith. “With his ability to manage significant, multifaceted government investigations, among his many other skills, Corey adds significant strength to our already-deep litigation bench, and I am very happy to welcome him to Akin Gump.”

Added Stephen M. Baldini, head of Akin Gump’s litigation practice, “Corey is an accomplished and well-regarded antitrust litigator with a distinguished record of accomplishment. With his strong internal investigations experience and his background in the area of health care False Claims Act work, Corey is an ideal complement, not only to our litigation practice but to other key practices across the firm as well. He is a remarkable lawyer, and I am excited that he is now part of our team.”

As lead counsel, Mr. Roush has succeeded in having cases dismissed at both the motion to dismiss and summary judgment stages. He also has assisted in procuring favorable settlements of federal antitrust and consumer protection claims as well as false claims and antikickback cases in various industries, including technology, health care, defense, aeronautics and medical devices.

“Akin Gump’s litigators are known for their ability to navigate some of the most complex high-stakes matters,” said Mr. Roush. “I am delighted to bring my experience to the firm and join this superb team of lawyers who, as a group, are so successful at advocating for their clients. The firm’s global platform represents a tremendous opportunity, and I am thrilled to be here.”

About Corey W. Roush

Mr. Roush has extensive experience responding to administrative subpoenas, civil investigative demands and other government requests for information. He has worked with clients in successfully resolving civil and criminal investigations in areas that include the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. He also frequently conducts internal investigations for companies arising out of whistle-blower allegations, qui tam lawsuits and other allegations of misconduct.

As a frequent author, Mr. Roush has published numerous articles on antitrust law and other topics. He also speaks often on antitrust litigation and legislative issues.

Mr. Roush received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.

About Akin Gump’s Antitrust Practice

Lawyers in Akin Gump’s antitrust practice provide advice and representation to both foreign and domestic clients on antitrust issues arising in a broad spectrum of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property licensing, trade associations, business disputes, input sourcing and product distribution, government investigations and litigation. The firm’s work spans many industries, including health care and pharmaceuticals, energy, chemicals, patents and other intellectual property, steel, insurance, financial services, investment funds, telecommunications, computer hardware and software, the Internet, transportation equipment and services, veterinary products and services, agricultural and processed food products, and oil field services and equipment. The group’s practitioners are recognized, in particular, for their energy, health care and pharmaceuticals, and intellectual property experience.

About Akin Gump’s Litigation Practice

Akin Gump’s commercial litigation representations include nationwide class actions, parallel civil and administrative proceedings and multidistrict and multistate litigation. The firm’s lawyers have the capabilities, experience and skills to successfully guide clients through nationwide disputes, while, at the same time, understanding the unique aspects of local court systems.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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