Health Reform WK-EDGE DOJ attorneys return to private practice
Thursday, November 12, 2020

DOJ attorneys return to private practice

By Rebecca Mayo, J.D.

Barnes & Thornburg and Fried Frank have welcomed back attorneys who left the firms to work at the DOJ, Ackerman added a corporate attorney and Foley Hoag added an IP litigation attorney.

Akerman. Akerman LLP has added Russell Marcus to the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, where he will focus on Mergers & Acquisitions and private equity transactions with a concentration on transactions involving regulated industries. Marcus has experience with mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, and joint ventures and regularly advises boards regarding governance and fiduciary duties and consults with government agencies. He represents clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare and hospital systems, life sciences, insurance, banking, technology, energy, and manufacturing.

Barnes & Thornburg. Barnes & Thornburg has added Anthony "Tony" Burba as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, where he will focus on white collar and government investigations. Burba joins from the Fraud Section of the Criminal Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he served as a trial attorney on the corporate and Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid strike forces in Nashville. While at the DOJ, Burba also investigated and prosecuted complex corporate healthcare fraud cases, often dealing with abusive prescribing of powerful opioids for the personal profit of the prescriber. Prior to working at the DOJ, Burba was a partner at Barnes & Thornburg in the litigation and healthcare departments.

Foley Hoag. Foley Hoag LLP has added Jenny Shum, Ph.D. as counsel in the Intellectual Property Department and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Shum focuses on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, biometrics and data privacy, and high technology matters. She represents multinational pharmaceutical and technology clients in high-stakes litigations and international arbitrations involving patent infringement, Hatch-Waxman/ANDA, and licensing and contract issues.

Fried Frank. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced that Bernard "Barry" A. Nigro Jr. will rejoin the firm from the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, where he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Nigro will serve as chair of Fried Frank’s Global Antitrust and Competition Department where he will focus on clearance of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, as well as investigations and litigation under federal and state antitrust laws, criminal grand jury proceedings, and antitrust compliance counseling and training.

Attorneys: Russell Marcus (Ackerman LLP). Anthony Burba (Barnes & Thornburg LLP). Jenny Shum (Foley Hoag LLP). Bernard A. Nigro Jr. (Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacboson LLP).

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