Russell Hayman represents companies in the technology, health, life sciences and in other sectors in complex civil litigation nationwide. Drawing on his background as a federal prosecutor, he has also represented companies in government investigations and criminal proceedings. A successful trial lawyer having taken over 25 cases to trial, Russell has successfully defended clients in complex federal antitrust, patent infringement and theft of trade secret cases involving acoustic, cellular, Wi-Fi, software, mobile app, semiconductor and memory technologies. Russell’s trial experience in antitrust matters includes both horizontal and vertical restraint claims.
For healthcare providers, Russell has handled complex civil as well as criminal fraud matters for providers of pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices as well as hospital, home health, hospice and skilled nursing facility (SNF) services, including alleged violations of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act and matters arising under the Stark law.
Previously, Russell served as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles and as a senior official of the US Justice Department in Washington, DC. As a federal prosecutor, he tried the first espionage case ever brought by the US against an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (US v. Richard W. Miller). Additionally, Russell served as a deputy chief of the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, California.
- Served as lead trial counsel in a federal antitrust case involving Sherman 1, Sherman 2 and Clayton Act antitrust claims; the jury deliberated for approximately an hour before returning a defense verdict in favor of the Firm’s client (GN Netcom Inc. v. Plantronics Inc., Del., 2017)
- Served as lead trial counsel in a patent infringement action related to two-way wireless communications over cellular and Wi-Fi networks; the jury returned a verdict of no infringement, a complete victory for the Firm’s client (Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC v. BlackBerry Corp., N.D. Tex., 2016)
- Served as lead trial counsel in a federal jury trial involving multiple counts of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, incorrect inventorship, trademark infringement and false advertising under the Lanham Act; following a three-week trial, the jury found that the Firm’s client did not breach any contract, did not misappropriate trade secrets, and retained sole inventorship of the patents at stake; rather than awarding the plaintiff $6.5 million sought in damages, the jury awarded nominal damages of $2 on the Lanham Act claims, and the trial court dissolved a preliminary injunction issued before trial (Netlist, Inc. v. Diablo Technologies, Inc., N.D. Ca., 2015)
- Served as lead trial counsel in a patent infringement action involving three patents related to smartphones; after deliberating for less than four hours, the jury returned a complete defense verdict in favor of the Firm’s client on patent infringement and invalidity (NXP B.V. v. BlackBerry Limited et al., M.D. Fla., 2014)
- Served as lead trial counsel in a patent infringement action involving several patents related to wireless communications technologies, where the defendant contended that the plaintiff did not have lawful ownership of the patents-in-suit and therefore had no standing to proceed with the lawsuit; in the third week of trial, McDermott obtained a dismissal of the action for the Firm’s client (Innovative Sonic Limited v. Research in Motion Ltd. et al., N.D. Tex., 2013)
- Chambers USA, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2007 to 2022
- Legal 500 US, 2019 to 2022
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 to 2023, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Health Care Law, Litigation – Health Care; 2019, 2022 and 2023 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year”; The Best Lawyers in America 2021 to 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” Litigation – Health Care in Los Angeles area
- BTI Client Service All-Stars, 2018
- American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
- American Bar Association, Health Law Section
- District of Columbia Bar Association
Yale University – Yale Law School, JD, 1982
Duke University, BA, 1979
District of Columbia
Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California