Russell A. Chorush

Russell A. Chorush

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP
 | 1111 Bagby St., Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-221-2004
Fax: 713-221-2021
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (70%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%)
Attorney Profile

Russell Chorush specializes in patent infringement and antitrust cases in the high technology arena. He has represented various clients in litigation in fields ranging from electronics to chemicals and focuses primarily on reverse-payment pharmaceutical cases brought under the Sherman Antitrust Act and FTC v. Actavis, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2223 (2013). The cases on which Russ has worked have achieved recoveries in excess of $1 billion and he has prevailed in each case he has tried to a final decision.

Prior to his professional law practice he graduated valedictorian from the University of Houston Law Center in May 2001 and obtained the top score on the July 2001 Texas state bar examination.

While at the University of Houston Law Center, Russ served as the Notes & Comments editor on the Houston Law Review and received the following awards: the National Burton Award for Legal Achievement, the Dean’s Scholarship, the Baker Botts Award, the West Group Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, the Suzanne White Booker Student Scholarship, the Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP IP and Technology Scholarship, the Hutcheson & Grundy Scholarship, the Joan Garfinkel Glantz Prize, the Griggs & Harrison Award, and the LEX Awards (top score in his law school section) in civil procedure, torts I, torts II, property II, and contracts II.

About Russell Chorush

Admitted: 2001, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.hpcllp.com/attorneys/russell-chorush/

Honors/Awards:

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018, 2019
  • Recipient of the highest score on the July 2001 Texas Bar Exam
  • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters/Super Lawyers, as published in Texas Monthly, 2005-2007, 2010-2011
  • Valedictorian of the University of Houston Law Center Class of 2001
  • University of Houston Law Center Rising Star Award, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admissions: United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, State of Texas

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In re Tricor Antitrust Litigation, Civ. No. 05-CV-340 (D. Del.) (represented plaintiffs, which obtained a $250 million settlement)
  • In re Terazosin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket No. 99-MDL-1317 (S.D. Fla.) (represented plaintiffs, which obtained a $74 million settlement)
  • PACT XPP Technologies, AG v. Xilinx, Inc. and Avnet, Inc., Civ. No. 2:07-cv-563 (E.D. Tex.) (represented plaintiff, which obtained a $15.4 million jury verdict, a $40.8 million judgment, and a favorable confidential settlement)
  • King Drug Company of Florence, Inc. et al. v. Cephalon, Inc., et al., Civ. No. 2:06-cv-1797 (E.D. Pa.) (representing plaintiffs, which obtained a $512 million settlement as to defendants Cephalon, Barr and Teva)
  • In re Neurontin Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket No. 02-MD-1479 (D.N.J.) (representing plaintiffs, which obtained a $190 million settlement)
  • UniRAM Technology, Inc. v. Monolithic System Technology et al, Civ. No. 04-CV-1268 (N.D. Cal.) (represented plaintiff, which obtained a $30.5 million jury verdict, a $36 million judgment, a successful bench opinion on inequitable conduct, and a favorable confidential settlement)
  • In re Oxycontin Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket No. 04-MDL-1603 (S.D.N.Y.) (represented plaintiffs, which obtained a $16 million settlement)
  • In re Buspirone Antitrust Litigation, Civ. No. 01-MDL-1410 (S.D.N.Y) (represented plaintiffs, which obtained a $220 million settlement)
  • In re Remeron Antitrust Litigation, Civ. No. 2:02-CV-02007 (D.N.J.) (represented plaintiffs, which obtained a $75 million settlement)
  • Rochester Drug Co-Operative, Inc. v. Braintree Laboratories, Inc., Civ. No. 07-cv-142 (D. Del.) (represented plaintiffs, which obtained a $17.25 million settlement)

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, B.S. in Chemistry, with honors, 1989
  • Cornell University, Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1994
  • Cornell University, M.S. in Chemistry, 1992
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., summa cum laude, 2001
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Office Location for Russell A. Chorush

1111 Bagby St.
Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77002

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Last Updated: 6/24/2019

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