Dykema Adds Health Care Antitrust Attorney James M. Burns to Its Washington, D.C., Office

April, 2021 - Detroit, Michigan

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of James M. Burns to its Business Litigation Practice Group as a Member in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Burns joins Dykema after practicing at Akerman LLP’s Washington, D.C., office.

Burns has extensive experience handling health care antitrust matters and litigating antitrust and related claims in trial and appellate courts across the nation. He represents clients, including numerous health care providers, insurers, and health care systems, before the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission on a wide variety of antitrust matters, including mergers and governmental investigations. Burns also writes frequently on health care antitrust issues in the trade press, and has won several “Readers Choice” awards for his writing on those issues.

In addition to his health care antitrust practice, Burns also focuses on assisting insurance industry clients with unique antitrust issues. He has assisted clients in a number of industries on antitrust compliance, distribution-related antitrust issues, and the application of antitrust laws to intellectual property rights.

“Jim and his successful practice have been known to Dykema health care and antitrust attorneys for some time,” said Eric Fingerhut, Managing Member of Dykema’s Washington, D.C., office. “His unique experience will undoubtedly benefit the firm and its clients, and his collaborative approach to client service makes him an ideal fit for Dykema.”

Burns also has been actively involved in the leadership of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section for many years. He currently serves as a member of the Antitrust Section’s Long Range Planning Committee and, over the years, has previously served as Chair of the Section’s Membership and Diversity Committee, the Legislation Committee and the Insurance Industry Committee. Burns is also a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Burns earned a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and an A.B., cum laude, from Colgate University.