Roxane C. Busey, a partner in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie, is a nationally recognized antitrust attorney. She served as Chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law in 2001-02 and as Chair of the Section's Task Force on the Antitrust Modernization Commission from 2003-2007. She is also featured in the ABA Antitrust Section's Oral History, which is available on the Section's website.
Ms. Busey's practice includes both antitrust counseling and litigation. She has practiced before the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and various state antitrust enforcement agencies. A significant portion of Ms. Busey's practice relates to mergers, joint ventures and strategic alliances. She has obtained merger clearance from the FTC or the DOJ for numerous transactions in various industries, including a recent transaction for $1.3 billion involving IFCO Systems NV where the FTC issued a Second Request but closed the investigation and terminated the waiting period prior to IFCO certifying substantial compliance. She also works in conjunction with the firm's global competition network of over 250 competition lawyers to provide multijurisdictional merger control and other antitrust advice.
Ms. Busey's litigation experience includes both civil and criminal matters. She was one of the lead counsel successfully defending the National Resident Matching Program in Jung v. AAMC, an antitrust class action lawsuit filed by three medical residents alleging a wage fixing conspiracy among the nation's leading teaching hospitals. She served as a Special Master in an antitrust health care case pending in federal district court. She recently represented clients in criminal cartel cases before the DOJ and has represented clients in class action price fixing cases in federal court.
Ms. Busey has developed global antitrust compliance programs, given antitrust training, and conducted compliance audits in many industries for many companies and associations. She has counseled companies with large or dominant market shares on a variety of practices, including exclusionary conduct, essential facility, refusals to deal, tying arrangements, bundled discounts, and resale pricing. She also has addressed antitrust intellectual property issues in licensing and pooling agreements, and she was involved in an FTC investigation involving standard setting and related intellectual property issues.
Ms. Busey has been recognized for at least a decade as a leading antitrust authority by Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers; The Best Lawyers in America; Who's Who in America; Competition & Antitrust Expert Guide; Global Counsel, Competition Law Handbook; Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers; Illinois Leading Lawyers Network; Illinois Top 50 Business Lawyers; Illinois Top 10 Women Lawyers; and Illinois Top 10 Women Litigators.
Ms. Busey is a frequent lecturer and author on antitrust issues. She has been co-chair of the Practicing Lawyers Institute's antitrust program in Chicago for over a decade, where she regularly speaks on Relationships Among Competitors. She also regularly speaks on Antitrust Counseling for the Antitrust Section's biannual Master's Program. She has testified before the FTC on Mergers, Joint Ventures; Efficiencies and Global Competition; Intellectual Property; and Health Care. She is also one of the founders of the annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues sponsored by the Searle Foundation and Northwestern Law School.
Ms. Busey received her law degree from Northwestern Law School.