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Roxane C. Busey

Roxane C. Busey

Baker & McKenzie, LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Roxane C. Busey is a nationally recognized antitrust attorney in the Chicago Office of Baker & McKenzie. She served as Chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law in 2001-02,  Chair of the Section’s Task Force on the Antitrust Modernization Commission from 2003-2007, and  on the Section’s Task Forces on Competition Policy to the Clinton, Bush, and Trump Transition Teams.

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. Ms. Busey served as one of the lead counsel 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 many of the nation’s leading teaching hospitals. She has also represented defendants in antitrust class actions alleging price fixing and in several criminal matters.

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 transactions in various industries.  She also works in conjunction with the firm’s global competition network of over 300 competition lawyers to provide multijurisdictional merger control and other antitrust advice.

Ms. Busey is both a counselor and strategist on antitrust issues. She has developed global antitrust compliance programs and conducted compliance audits in many industries. She has substantial experience in the health care and insurance industries and in representing trade and professional organizations. She has also 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 has appeared before the  FTC in an 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 recently won the business award from Concurrence for her article on Global Antitrust Compliance. She was co-chair of PLI's  antitrust program in Chicago for over a decade, where she regularly spoke on Relationships Among Competitors. She also regularly speaks on Antitrust Counseling for the Antitrust Section’s biannual Master’s Program.  She has served as the program chair for the Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues since its inception in 2009.   Ms. Busey has also testified before  the FTC on Joint Ventures; Efficiencies and Global Competition; Intellectual Property; and Health Care.

Ms. Busey received her law degree from Northwestern Law School.


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