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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Litigation


Mr. Roush leads the firm’s antitrust/competition practice and heads its Federal Trade Commission (FTC)-facing consumer protection practice. He represents clients in federal antitrust and consumer protection investigations and litigation. He has specific expertise guiding clients through the merger review process before the FTC, DOJ and various attorneys general around the country. He is one of only a handful of antitrust lawyers to litigate against both the FTC and DOJ to preserve proposed and consummated mergers. He also regularly serves as lead counsel in multi-defendant class and non-class action matters and has experience in various industries, including healthcare, technology, energy, chemicals, fuel, advertising, and retail products.

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District of Columbia Bar Association; Antitrust Section, ABA


Georgetown University Law Center (1997, cum laude); Vanderbilt University (1994, magna cum laude) 

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP sports an antitrust and competition practice that encompasses the representation of companies from a variety of industries in both class actions and multi-district litigation. Corey Roush heads the department with extensive experience in the antitrust space with regular involvement in bet-the-company cases. Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, technology, and consumer goods are among the sectors handled by Haidee L. Schwartz, while the expertise of C. Fairley Spillman extends to the intersection of antitrust with intellectual property. All mentioned attorneys are based in Washington DC.

United States > Antitrust > Merger control

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP focuses on securing merger clearance for complex, multi-stage transactions, including those requiring regulatory and antitrust clearance in multiple jurisdictions. The practice handles merger review and investigations by the DOJ and FTC, and also litigates effectively, notably representing Peabody Energy in the FTC’s case against its merger with Arch, a high-level involvement for accomplished antitrust litigator Gorav Jindal. Areas of strength for the firm include energy, financial services, electronics, and retail. Practice head Corey Roush  has litigated before the DOJ and FTC, and continues to lead on high-value deal clearances, representing 7-Eleven in securing FTC clearance for its $21bn acquisition Speedway, as well as notably securing clearance without a Second Request for Kingston Technology’s sale of its HyperX division to HP. Former FTC official Haidee L. Schwartz offers significant insight to clients on the agency’s strategies as well as providing support on merger clearances and investigations. Counsel Brian Rafkin joined from Dechert LLP in June 2021 and specializes in defending companies in litigated merger challenges. All attorneys mentioned are in Washington DC.