Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP
Russ Chorush focuses his practice 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). Russ has achieved recoveries in cases 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.
Prior to law school, Russ served as a laboratory manager for Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) and Air Liquide Corporation. He is a co-author of the book “Handbook of Chemicals and Gases for the Semiconductor Industry” as well as a number of published articles and is a named inventor on several patents assigned to TI. Dr. Chorush is an author of six published articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Analytical Chemistry and the Journal of Mass Spectrometry. He received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Cornell University in 1994 and a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989.