Carey S. Busen

Partner

Washington, D.C.
T 202.861.1568  |  F 202.861.1783

Carey Busen focuses her practice on complex litigation matters, including antitrust and intellectual property litigation. She has experience in all aspects of litigation, including drafting pleadings, motion practice, oral argument, expert discovery, trial preparation, and appellate briefing, with significant experience in discovery.

Carey is a regular contributor to BakerHostetler’s Discovery Advocate and Antitrust Advocate blogs, providing informative commentary on the latest developments in electronic discovery and the antitrust litigation sectors.

Select Experience

  • Representing heavy equipment manufacturer in multiple unrelated cases against claims of trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, breach of contract, and other state law claims. 
  • Representing plaintiff class in market allocation and monopolization suit. 
  • Represented certified class of dairy farmers located in 14 Southeastern states against Dairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods and a number of other defendants in an action alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act by unlawfully conspiring to eliminate competition for marketing, sale, and purchase of raw milk in the Southeast United States. Litigation was settled for more than 70 percent of alleged damages.
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Experience

  • Representing heavy equipment manufacturer in multiple unrelated cases against claims of trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, breach of contract, and other state law claims. 
  • Representing plaintiff class in market allocation and monopolization suit. 
  • Represented certified class of dairy farmers located in 14 Southeastern states against Dairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods and a number of other defendants in an action alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act by unlawfully conspiring to eliminate competition for marketing, sale, and purchase of raw milk in the Southeast United States. Litigation was settled for more than 70 percent of alleged damages.

Recognitions

  • Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014, 2015)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Represented criminal appellant in state court.  Drafted appellate brief, argued in state appellate court, drafted successful petition for writ of certiorari.
  • Represented an asylum applicant from Burkina Faso in the granting of applicant’s asylum claim.

Services

Prior Positions

  • Navigant Consulting: Litigation Consultant, focusing on complex data analysis

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., The University of Georgia School of Law, 2007, cum laude; Articles Editor, Journal of Intellectual Property
  • B.B.A., College of William and Mary, 2001

Blog

In The Blogs

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Antitrust Advocate
FTC Finally Offers ‘Principles’ Governing Section 5 Powers, but Specific Guidance to Businesses Still Lacking
August 26, 2015
In 1914, Congress passed the FTC Act, creating the Federal Trade Commission. Section 5 of the FTC Act declared “unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce” to be unlawful and gave the FTC enforcement power over such “unfair...
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Antitrust Advocate
Ruling on Economic Favoritism Puts ‘NC Dental’ Back in Spotlight
August 17, 2015
In a recent opinion, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that an economic regulation passed by a state agency solely to protect one group from competition would not violate the constitutional...
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Antitrust Advocate
Better Late Than Never? FTC Finally Releases Guidance on Section 5
August 13, 2015
After years of academic debate and internal deliberation, the Federal Trade Commission today unveiled a “Statement of Enforcement Principles” that vaguely describes conduct prohibited by Section 5 of the FTC Act. Section 5 gives the FTC...
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Discovery Advocate
Developing or Enhancing “Bring Your Own Device” Programs – Your First Five Questions . . .
August 5, 2015
This is the second blog post in Discovery Advocate’s new series, “Your First Five Questions,” in which we identify a question commonly (or sometimes not so commonly) seen in practice followed by the first five questions you might ask and...
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Antitrust Advocate
Patent Defeats Antitrust in Latest Test at Supreme Court
July 14, 2015
In Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, 576 U.S. ____ (2015), the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to overturn Brulotte v. Thys, 379 U.S. 29 (1964), its 1964 decision holding that it was per se unlawful for a patent owner to charge...
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