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Bobby Burchfield specializes in complex trials and appeals for major corporations, particularly in C-suite level antitrust, securities and contract disputes. As a partner in our Contracts and Business Torts, and Appellate, Constitutional and Administrative Law practices, Bobby tries cases and argues appeals throughout the country, including before the Supreme Court of the United States, for corporate clients and political entities n a broad range of high stakes disputes. He also serves as Ethics Advisor to President Trump's businesses.

Bobby serves as lead counsel in C-suite level trials and appeals, representing leading companies and corporate executives throughout the country in defense of antitrust, securities, and RICO matters, as well as in class actions and complex contract disputes. He also represents officeholders and political groups, including the Republican National Committee, in constitutional challenges to federal laws and regulations, including in the Supreme Court of the United States. Bobby has never lost a jury trial.

Bobby also serves as Ethics Advisor to the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, which holds President Trump’s business interests. Previously, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Antitrust Modernization Commission, and served as General Counsel to President George H. W. Bush’s re-election campaign.

Bobby has received numerous honors. In 2016, BTI selected him as one of 61 attorneys as a “Client Service MVP.” Benchmark Litigation named Bobby a 2016 “National Litigation Star,” as well as one of five nominees in the country for “2016 General Commercial Litigator of the Year.”

Chambers rates Bobby highly in both general commercial litigation and national political law, citing him in their 2016 edition for expertise in antitrust law, commercial disputes and First Amendment litigation. He was named three times as one of the top 500 lawyers in America by LawDragon, and one of the top trial lawyers in the D.C. area by the Legal Times. For 15 consecutive years, Bobby has been listed by Best Lawyers in America, most recently for Antitrust, Commercial, and First Amendment Litigation.

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Delivered the diZerenga Lecture and Commencement Address at The George Washington Law School.


2015

Named "Client Service MVP" by BTI, one of only 61 attorneys in the United States to receive designation.


2016

One of five nominees by Benchmark Litigation for "General Commercial Litigator of the Year."


2016

Named “National Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation.


2016

Ranked highly by Chambers for many years in general commercial litigation and national political law; described in 2016 edition of Chambers as a “DC institution” having expertise in antitrust law, commercial disputes, and First Amendment litigation, and as a “first-rate attorney with excellent legal analysis and excellent client management skills,” and a “top trial lawyer [who] provides valuable business advice.”

Named three times as one of the top 500 lawyers in America by LawDragon.

Listed by Best Lawyers in America for 15 consecutive years, in recent years for Antitrust, Commercial, and First Amendment Litigation).

Received "Distinguished Eagle Scout Award" from Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council.


2016

Received the "Lawyer of the Year Good Scout Award" from the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


2015

Named "Republican Lawyer of the Year" by Executive Committee of the Republican National Lawyers Association.


2015

Received "Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award," the highest alumni recognition from the George Washington University.


2012

Received "Distinguished Alumni Award," from Wake Forest University.


2006

Matters

DaVita Inc. v. United State, No. 1:11-cv-00297-MCW (Ct.Fed.Cl.)(achieved $548 million settlement payment to DaVita Inc. in its claim against the United States for underpayments for dialysis services by the Department of Veterans Affairs).

John A. Bennett, M.D., et al. v. ITOCHU Int’l Inc., et al., (E.D. Pa. June 7, 2013) (after obtaining summary judgment over plaintiffs’ “failed deal” claims seeking $100 million, and on clients’ claims for $14 million, obtained complete defense verdict on remaining breach of contract claims and counterclaim recovery of $725,000 after two week jury trial in Philadelphia).

Warren General Hospital v. Amgen, Inc., 643 F.3d 77 (3rd Cir. 2011) (antitrust class action seeking billions of dollars in damages from client Amgen; 12(b)(6) dismissal affirmed by the Third Circuit).

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DaVita Inc. v. United State, No. 1:11-cv-00297-MCW (Ct.Fed.Cl.)(achieved $548 million settlement payment to DaVita Inc. in its claim against the United States for underpayments for dialysis services by the Department of Veterans Affairs).

John A. Bennett, M.D., et al. v. ITOCHU Int’l Inc., et al., (E.D. Pa. June 7, 2013) (after obtaining summary judgment over plaintiffs’ “failed deal” claims seeking $100 million, and on clients’ claims for $14 million, obtained complete defense verdict on remaining breach of contract claims and counterclaim recovery of $725,000 after two week jury trial in Philadelphia).

Warren General Hospital v. Amgen, Inc., 643 F.3d 77 (3rd Cir. 2011) (antitrust class action seeking billions of dollars in damages from client Amgen; 12(b)(6) dismissal affirmed by the Third Circuit).

Ortho Biotech Ltd. v. Amgen Inc. (D. N.J.) (antitrust action for injunction and over $5 billion in damages against client Amgen; successfully defended Amgen against request for preliminary injunction in one week trial; later settled for less than 5% of damages claim).

McConnell v. FEC, 540 U.S. 93 (2003) (constitutional challenge to Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2003, known as “McCain-Feingold” Act).

McCutcheon v. FEC, 134 S. Ct. 1434 (2014) (striking down on First Amendment grounds aggregate contribution limits in Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2003).

Gallo v. Moen Incorporated, 813 F.3d 265 (6th Cir. 2016) (reversing and directing entry of judgment for client in class action by retirees seeking lifetime, fully paid health care benefits valued at tens of millions of dollars).

Reese v. CNH America LLC, 694 F.3d 681 (6th Cir. 2012) (“Reese II”) (reversing and remanding for the second time district court’s judgment in favor of class of retirees seeking lifetime, fully paid health care benefits valued at over one billion dollars; post remand appeal pending).

Matters

DaVita Inc. v. United State, No. 1:11-cv-00297-MCW (Ct.Fed.Cl.)(achieved $548 million settlement payment to DaVita Inc. in its claim against the United States for underpayments for dialysis services by the Department of Veterans Affairs).

John A. Bennett, M.D., et al. v. ITOCHU Int’l Inc., et al., (E.D. Pa. June 7, 2013) (after obtaining summary judgment over plaintiffs’ “failed deal” claims seeking $100 million, and on clients’ claims for $14 million, obtained complete defense verdict on remaining breach of contract claims and counterclaim recovery of $725,000 after two week jury trial in Philadelphia).

Warren General Hospital v. Amgen, Inc., 643 F.3d 77 (3rd Cir. 2011) (antitrust class action seeking billions of dollars in damages from client Amgen; 12(b)(6) dismissal affirmed by the Third Circuit).

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Matters

DaVita Inc. v. United State, No. 1:11-cv-00297-MCW (Ct.Fed.Cl.)(achieved $548 million settlement payment to DaVita Inc. in its claim against the United States for underpayments for dialysis services by the Department of Veterans Affairs).

John A. Bennett, M.D., et al. v. ITOCHU Int’l Inc., et al., (E.D. Pa. June 7, 2013) (after obtaining summary judgment over plaintiffs’ “failed deal” claims seeking $100 million, and on clients’ claims for $14 million, obtained complete defense verdict on remaining breach of contract claims and counterclaim recovery of $725,000 after two week jury trial in Philadelphia).

Warren General Hospital v. Amgen, Inc., 643 F.3d 77 (3rd Cir. 2011) (antitrust class action seeking billions of dollars in damages from client Amgen; 12(b)(6) dismissal affirmed by the Third Circuit).

Ortho Biotech Ltd. v. Amgen Inc. (D. N.J.) (antitrust action for injunction and over $5 billion in damages against client Amgen; successfully defended Amgen against request for preliminary injunction in one week trial; later settled for less than 5% of damages claim).

McConnell v. FEC, 540 U.S. 93 (2003) (constitutional challenge to Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2003, known as “McCain-Feingold” Act).

McCutcheon v. FEC, 134 S. Ct. 1434 (2014) (striking down on First Amendment grounds aggregate contribution limits in Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2003).

Gallo v. Moen Incorporated, 813 F.3d 265 (6th Cir. 2016) (reversing and directing entry of judgment for client in class action by retirees seeking lifetime, fully paid health care benefits valued at tens of millions of dollars).

Reese v. CNH America LLC, 694 F.3d 681 (6th Cir. 2012) (“Reese II”) (reversing and remanding for the second time district court’s judgment in favor of class of retirees seeking lifetime, fully paid health care benefits valued at over one billion dollars; post remand appeal pending).

Delivered the diZerenga Lecture and Commencement Address at The George Washington Law School.


2015

Named "Client Service MVP" by BTI, one of only 61 attorneys in the United States to receive designation.


2016

One of five nominees by Benchmark Litigation for "General Commercial Litigator of the Year."


2016

Named “National Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation.


2016

Ranked highly by Chambers for many years in general commercial litigation and national political law; described in 2016 edition of Chambers as a “DC institution” having expertise in antitrust law, commercial disputes, and First Amendment litigation, and as a “first-rate attorney with excellent legal analysis and excellent client management skills,” and a “top trial lawyer [who] provides valuable business advice.”

Named three times as one of the top 500 lawyers in America by LawDragon.

Listed by Best Lawyers in America for 15 consecutive years, in recent years for Antitrust, Commercial, and First Amendment Litigation).

Received "Distinguished Eagle Scout Award" from Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council.


2016

Received the "Lawyer of the Year Good Scout Award" from the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.


2015

Named "Republican Lawyer of the Year" by Executive Committee of the Republican National Lawyers Association.


2015

Received "Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award," the highest alumni recognition from the George Washington University.


2012

Received "Distinguished Alumni Award," from Wake Forest University.


2006