Carey S. Busen

Partner

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

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 a heavy-equipment manufacturer in multiple unrelated cases against claims of trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, breach of contract, and other state law claims. 
  • Representing a plaintiff class in a market allocation and monopolization suit. 
  • 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.
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Experience

  • Representing a heavy-equipment manufacturer in multiple unrelated cases against claims of trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement, breach of contract, and other state law claims. 
  • Representing a plaintiff class in a market allocation and monopolization suit. 
  • 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

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.

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., 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
DOJ’s Possible Antitrust Chief’s Senate Confirmation Hearing
June 19, 2017
Last month, we discussed Makan Delrahim’s background, including his experience litigating antitrust and intellectual property matters at the Department of Justice during the George W. Bush administration and his extensive lobbying work at...
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Discovery Advocate
Attorneys’ Professional Duty of Care When Representing Clients in Litigation or an Investigation Requires Higher Technological Literacy
By May Tal Gongolevsky
June 14, 2017
The legal practice and technology go hand in hand, and a solid understanding of technology is crucial to satisfy the ethical duties owed by attorneys to their clients. In an opinion published on Feb. 21, the New York County Lawyers...
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Antitrust Advocate
Hospital Seeks Second Opinion on Certifying Class with Uninjured Members
June 13, 2017
Ten years into litigation, a hospital has moved to decertify a class of plaintiffs who claim the hospital’s merger caused them to overpay for medical services. Arguing there is insufficient proof that class members were harmed, the...
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Antitrust Advocate
Trump’s Pick for Department of Justice Antitrust Division Chief
May 4, 2017
Last month we discussed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings. Specifically, we noted the Senate Judiciary Committee’s failure to nail Gorsuch down on key antitrust issues, including issues he handled as an experienced...
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Discovery Advocate
It Lurks in the Last Place You Look – Preventing (or at Least Mitigating) Employee Data Leakage
By James A. Sherer
May 3, 2017
Outside hacking attacks grab headlines. Data breach concerns cause sleepless nights within the C-suite of many organizations. And ransomware strikes fear into companies without sound backup practices and true Information Governance...
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