Carey S. Busen

Partner

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Carey Busen focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the country. Carey has litigated a variety of matters, including large-scale trade secret, breach of contract, consumer protection, antitrust, and class action litigation. She has experience in all aspects of litigation, including drafting pleadings, motion practice, oral argument, expert discovery, trial, and appellate briefing, with significant experience in discovery. In particular, Carey focuses on addressing the burdens, costs and opportunities of electronic discovery in complex litigation.

Carey is a regular contributor to BakerHostetler’s Discovery Advocate, providing informative commentary on the latest developments in electronic discovery.

Select Experience

  • Represented a large apartment owner in consumer fraud matters brought by government and private entities.
  • Represented hospitality companies in litigation actions arising out of data breaches, including securing a voluntary dismissal of a class action brought by issuing banks against one client.
  • Represented tobacco companies in multi-year, multi-state arbitration over disputed payments under the Master Settlement Agreement.
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Experience

  • Represented a large apartment owner in consumer fraud matters brought by government and private entities.
  • Represented hospitality companies in litigation actions arising out of data breaches, including securing a voluntary dismissal of a class action brought by issuing banks against one client.
  • Represented tobacco companies in multi-year, multi-state arbitration over disputed payments under the Master Settlement Agreement.
  • Represented a heavy-equipment manufacturer in multiple unrelated cases against claims of breach of contract and other state law claims.
  • Represented a heavy-equipment manufacturer in copyright infringement lawsuit brought by a supplier of training materials.
  • Represented a heavy-equipment manufacturer in trade secret lawsuit brought by a supplier of attachments for heavy construction equipment.
  • Represented a heavy-equipment manufacturer in an antitrust lawsuit brought by a distributor of heavy construction equipment.
  • Represented a heavy-equipment manufacturer in products liability and fraud lawsuit brought by a power company.
  • Represented a 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 the marketing, sale, and purchase of raw milk in the southeastern United States. Litigation was settled for more than 70 percent of alleged damages.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 United States (2017)
    • Recommended in Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions
  • Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014 to 2017)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Sedona Conference
    • Working Group 1: Electronic Document Retention and Production
    • Working Group 12: Trade Secrets

Pro Bono

  • Represented a criminal appellant in state court. Drafted the appellate brief, argued in state appellate court and drafted a successful petition for writ of certiorari.
  • Represented an asylum applicant from Burkina Faso; the applicant's asylum claim was granted.
  • Filed successful due process complaint against public school system on behalf of middle school student with autism, securing private school placement.

Prior Positions

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

Admissions

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

Education

  • J.D., 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
Carl Hittinger, Jeanne-Michele Mariani Author Article Examining NCAA’s Monopoly Status
April 10, 2019
Partner Carl Hittinger, the Antitrust and Competition team leader, and Associate Jeanne-Michele Mariani authored an article published in the March 29, 2019, issue of The Legal Intelligencer. The article, “The NCAA, Which Is Tied to...
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Antitrust Advocate
Carl Hittinger, Julian Perlman Article Examines Antitrust Legacy of Judge Thomas Vanaskie
March 11, 2019
Partner Carl Hittinger and Counsel Julian Perlman authored an article published March 1, 2019, by The Legal Intelligencer. The article, “Circuit Judge Thomas Vanaskie’s Antitrust Legacy: 2 Significant Cases,” examines opinions issued by...
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Antitrust Advocate
Vertical Merger Review Debate Continues With Antitrust Enforcers
By Danyll W. Foix
February 26, 2019
Since at least 2017, when the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued to block a vertical merger, the business press has been atwitter about the antitrust enforcement agencies’ views of such mergers, as we covered here. The Federal Trade...
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Discovery Advocate
Social Media Privacy Settings May Not Protect Your Information From Discovery
By Carey S. Busen
March 15, 2018
Users of social media are likely familiar with privacy settings, and understand that setting their profiles to “private” ensures that people who are not friends, connections or followers cannot view their information and postings. However...
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Discovery Advocate
It's the End of Authentication (of ESI) as We Know It
By Carey S. Busen
November 29, 2017
Amendments to Federal Rules of Evidence 803 and 902 will become effective on Dec. 1 and will “govern in all proceedings thereafter commenced and, insofar as just, all proceedings then pending.” We previously analyzed the changes to the...
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