Robert E. Hauberg Jr.

One Eastover Center
100 Vision Drive
Suite 400
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
T: 601.351.2455
F: 601.592.2455
901 K Street, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
T: 202.508.3400
F: 202.508.3402
Robert E. Hauberg Jr.

Robert E. Hauberg Jr. is a shareholder in the Jackson, Mississippi, and Washington, D.C., offices and former leader of the Firm's Government Regulatory Actions Group and current leader of the Firm's Securities and SEC Enforcement Subgroup. He is also a member of industry service teams for Government Contracts and Health Care Government Investigations. Mr. Hauberg concentrates his practice in antitrust, securities, False Claims Act and RICO litigation; white collar crime; post-conviction clemency; internal investigations including foreign corrupt practices, export controls, OFAC sanctions and price fixing; corporate compliance; and litigation for financial institutions, securities broker-dealers, health care and pharmaceutical providers, government contractors, and public officials. He has represented companies and individuals from Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, India, Japan, Kuwait, The Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. He has handled dozens of grand jury investigations and criminal trials, as well as civil trials involving mergers, financial institutions, RICO, false claims by government contractors, whistleblowers and bribery. He has participated in mediation/arbitration matters including the Marvin Frankel insurance fraud litigation, KPMG tax shelters, shareholder litigation, securities suitability, sales of marine equipment, antitrust, health care/pharmaceutical contracts, and federal False Claims Act whistleblower litigation. Prior to private practice, Mr. Hauberg was a federal prosecutor as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia, as a senior official in the Antitrust Division and in the Criminal Division (Fraud Section) of the Department of Justice in Washington.

Representative Matters

  • Represented executives in telecom securities fraud, energy trading and false health care company financials prosecutions and/or related civil litigation.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in investigation and settlement of qui tam litigation in Philadelphia regarding rebate calculations and parallel revenue recognition investigation by the SEC.
  • Represented hospital owner in antitrust case in Vermont brought by peer-reviewed doctor, who settled the matter after discovery.
  • Obtained carve-out for Dutch executive in air cargo price-fixing investigation by Department of Justice Antitrust Division and represented him as witness in class action litigation.
  • Represented generic manufacturer in state attorney general investigation of pharmaceutical patent settlement agreements and specifically any pay for delay/reverse payments in pharmaceutical branded versus generic litigation.
  • Represented health care provider in criminal investigation by state attorney general and obtained a civil resolution with the criminal charges avoided.
  • Won summary judgment in whistleblower retaliation case under False Claims Act over alleged fraudulent independent government estimates in prison construction.
  • Represented company in Congressional subpoena for documents and staff interviews re timing of Request for Equitable Adjustment for construction of embassy and related investigation of State Department testimony.
  • Represented government contractor in investigation by OIG of volume/prices in sales of fuel for postal delivery vehicles; production of records, and partial voluntary disclosure.
  • Defended DME provider in qui tam False Claims Act suit in Florida, and obtained dismissal of complaint.
  • Represented Alabama state legislator who pled to accepting bribes from gaming developer and his lobbyist in prosecution by Public Integrity Section.
  • Represented United States Senator in connection with investigation of staffer in Abramoff-Ring prosecution and production of documents to the Department of Justice Public Integrity Section and the Senate Legal Counsel.
  • Served as co-lead liaison counsel for domestic pharmaceutical company and foreign parent to litigate and ultimately settle vitamins price-fixing suit brought by state attorney general as parens patriae under antitrust and consumer protection statues.
  • Litigated and settled claims against securities firm for permitting guardian to raid accounts of minor children.
  • Advised bank holding company on divestitures needed to complete acquisition of bank.
  • Represented Navy civilian officials in qui tam False Claims Act litigation and settlement of claims that bid process was tainted by information sharing in violation of procurement integrity restrictions.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Author – "Health Care, Defense and Other Government Contractors Will Face False Claims Act on Implied False Certification Theory," Baker Donelson Labor and Employment News (July 2016)
  • Co-author – "Agencies and the Department of Justice Raise Level of Civil Penalties for Violations," Baker Donelson White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Alert (July 7, 2016)
  • Co-author – "Healthcare, Defense and Other Government Contractors Will Face False Claims Act on Implied False Certification Theory," Baker Donelson White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Alert (June 29, 2016)
  • Co-author – "Antitrust" Chapter, District of Columbia Practice Manual (2016 edition)
  • Author/Presenter – "Whistleblowers," Baker Donelson Labor and Employment Briefing (May 2016)
  • Author – "Japanese Restrictions on Entry of Convicted Persons," Collateral Consequences Resource Center (April 2016)
  • Contributor – ABA Antitrust Law Section U.S. Sentencing Commission Project (2015)
  • Contributor – "Antitrust" Chapter, District of Columbia Practice Manual (2015 Edition)
  • Panelist – "Major SEC White Collar Cases," ABA Criminal Justice Section's Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute (September 11, 2015)
  • Co-author – "Antitrust" Chapter, District of Columbia Practice Manual (2014 Edition)
  • Moderator – "Antitrust Issues in Government Contracts: D.C. and Federal Perspectives," D.C. Bar Panel (December 16, 2014)
  • Panelist – "White Collar Criminal Enforcement: Is The Government More Willing Than Ever To Go To Trial," ABA Criminal Justice Section, Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute, Braselton, Georgia (September 12, 2014)
  • Co-author – "State of Mississippi" Chapter, State Antitrust Practice and Statutes, Volume II (Fifth Edition, 2014)
  • Moderator – "Complying with Antitrust Enforcement Orders, Decrees and Agreements - DOJ, FTC and Practitioner Views," D.C. Bar Panel (December 3, 2013)
  • Co-editor – "Consumer Protection" and "Antitrust" Chapters, District of Columbia Practice Manual (2013 Edition)
  • Author – "Government Lawyers and In-House Counsel: Commission on Ethics 20/20 Changes and Their Effect," ABA Antitrust Law Section (April 10, 2013)
  • Author – "Old Wine In New Bottles: Focuses For Defense Attorneys And Their Clients In White Collar Crime Cases," Managing White Collar Legal Issues (Aspatore Books, Thompson Reuters, 2013 Edition)
  • Panelist – "The ABA's 2012 Changes In Ethics Rules," ABA Antitrust Law Section Spring Meeting (April 10, 2013)
  • Panelist – "Securities Laws Enforcement in the EB-5 Context: SEC Process & Procedures (Chicago Convention Center Case Study)," IIUSA Webinar (February 22, 2013)
  • Moderator – "Town Hall Meeting," ABA Section of Antitrust Law Compliance and Ethics Committee (February 15, 2013)
  • Author – "Suspension And Debarment Under 2012 Appropriations Act," Law360 (October 9, 2012)
  • Presenter – "June Antitrust Update for In-House Counsel," Antitrust Law Section, American Bar Association (July 13, 2012)
  • Co-author – "FCA Cases May Be Lurking Within CMS Refund Obligation," Law360 (May 9, 2012)
  • Moderator – "Antitrust Basics for Non-Antitrust Lawyers," Brown Bag Program, Antitrust and Consumer Law Section of the D.C. Bar (May 1, 2012)
  • Session Chair – "General Counsel Roundtable on Compliance," ABA Antitrust Law Section Spring Meeting (March 28, 2012)
  • Co-author – "When Criminal Defense Fees Come From Insurers ..." Law360 (September 12, 2011)
  • Co-author – "The Pitfalls of Multiple Representations," Law360 (August 8, 2011)
  • Program Chair – "General Counsel Compliance & Ethics Roundtable: Coordinating Consistency In the Multinational Context," ABA Antitrust Law Section Spring Meeting (March 30, 2011)
  • Panelist – "Trouble Is Knock, Knock, Knocking On My Front Door - Responding To Mortgage Fraud Investigations," Mortgage Bankers Association National Fraud Issues Conference (March 29, 2011)
  • Author – "Compelling Disgorgement In Antitrust Cases," Law360 (February 16, 2011)
  • Program Moderator – "Developments in Ethics 2010," ABA Antitrust Law Section Compliance and Ethics Committee Teleseminar (January 13, 2011)
  • Presenter – "PPACA Impact on Enforcement and Fraud Recoveries," Lorman Education Services Seminar, "Understanding the Impact of Healthcare Reform," (December 9, 2010)
  • Presenter – "Government Investigations 2010: Practical Tips For A New Era," Ethics and Compliance Officers Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California (September 22, 2010)
  • Program Moderator – "U.S. Sentencing Commission Changes Affecting Compliance Programs and Recent Developments in Ethics Issues," ABA Antitrust Law Section Teleseminar (July 16, 2010)
  • Presenter – "Antitrust Challenges To Consummated Mergers: 'It's Never Over'," BNA Webinar (April 29, 2010)
  • Program Chair – "Ethics: Judicial Views of Courtroom Ethics," 2010 ABA Antitrust Law Section Spring Meeting (April 2010)
  • Panelist – "Protecting The Attorney-Client Privilege and Attorney Work Product," 2010 ABA White Collar Crime Institute (February 2010)
  • Program Moderator – "Ethics for Prosecutors and Defense Counsel in Investigations and Trials: An International Comparison," ABA Antitrust Law Section Compliance and Ethics Committee Teleseminar (January 2010)
  • Co-author – "Assisting Clients in Government Investigations During a Financial Crisis: An Immediate Look at the Attorney's Role in Resolving the Key Legal Issues Surrounding Government Investigations," Aspatore Special Report, Westlaw (2009) 
  • Program Moderator – "Conflicts of Interest: Ethical Considerations in Multiple Representations and the Revolving Door between the Government and Private Practice," ABA Antitrust Law Section Webcast (June 2009)
  • Presenter – "What Will the Obama Administration Do in the Antitrust Area During the Next Four Years?" TerraLex Trade and Competition Practice Group Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia (May 2009) 
  • Panelist – Georgia ICLE White Collar Crime Conference, "Here's What They Ought to Do: Fraud Priorities of the New Justice Department" (January 2009)
  • Author – "Financial Fraud in the New Century: It's Deja Vu All Over Again," White Collar Crime, Georgia ICLE (2009)
  • Co-author – "Mississippi," State Antitrust Practice and Statutes (Third), - and (Fourth), ABA Antitrust Law Section (2004 and 2009 editions)
  • Program Moderator – "Ethics Developments in Antitrust – From the Boardroom to the Outside Lawyers," ABA Antitrust Law Section Webcast (December 2008)
  • Program Moderator – "Dealing with Whistleblowers in International Investigations: Government, In-House and Outside Counsel Tactics and Ethics," ABA Antitrust Law Section Webcast (June 2008)
  • Program Chair – "Ethics: Dealing with Differences in Legal Privilege Rules in the Wake of Akzo Nobel Chemicals v. Commission," ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting (March 2008)
  • Panelist – Georgia ICLE, Corporate Internal Investigations, "Delivering the News: Whether to Write, What to Say and How to Say It" (March 2008)
  • Contributor, Bank Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook, ABA Antitrust Law Section (2006)
  • Co-author and Panelist – "A Cost Benefit Analysis of Antitrust Compliance Programs," ABA Antitrust Law Section (2006)
  • Author and Panelist – "Responding to an Environmental Investigation," ABA Criminal Justice Section (2004)
  • Author and Panelist – "Enforcement and Ethics: Prosecutions and Penalties Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002," Mississippi Federal Bar Association (2004)  
  • Presenter – "Prosecution and Penalties - Law Enforcement Accelerates as Penalties Become More Severe," Picking Up The Pieces: The Future of Corporate Governance and Public Disclosure Seminar presented by Baker Donelson and Memphis Business Journal, Memphis, Tennessee (October 2002)
  • Presenter – "Standing Issues – Who is a Proper Plaintiff in Antitrust, False Claims and Securities Litigation," Lorman Education Services (2001)
  • Moderator – "Reconciling International Standards For Bribery: The International Olympic Committee Experience," ABA Annual Meeting (July 2000)
  • Author and Panelist – "Internet Securities Fraud and Computer Crime Sentencing," ABA Criminal Justice Section (2000)
  • Panelist – Computer Crime Workshop, ABA White Collar Crime Institute (March 1999)
  • Editor – Sentencing in Antitrust: A Practitioner's Handbook, ABA Antitrust Law Section (1999)

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995 in the areas of White-Collar Criminal Defense, Antitrust Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law and Commercial Litigation
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Jackson-MS Corporate Compliance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Jackson-MS Litigation - Antitrust "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers since 2014 in White Collar-Criminal Defense
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2006
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named as one of Washington, D.C. & Baltimore's "Top Rated Lawyers"
  • Named an Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyer by Nightingale's Healthcare News (2006)
  • Co-Chair – D.C. Bar, Antitrust and Consumer Law Section (2016 – 2017)
  • Secretary – Federal Bar Association Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section (2016 – 2017)
  • Member – Mississippi, New York State, District of Columbia (Antitrust and Consumer Law Section Steering Committee, 2011 – 2017), American Bar Association (Criminal Justice Section: Vice Chair, International Criminal Law Committee, 2005 – 2006; Co-Chair, White Collar Crime Committee, Southwest Region, 1996 – 2001; Program Co-Chair, Gaming Enforcement, 1996 – 2001; Co-Chair, Bank and Insurance Fraud Subcommittee, White Collar Crime Committee, 1992 – 1996; Antitrust Law Section: Co-Chair, Compliance and Ethics Committee, 2011 – 2013; Vice Chair, Compliance and Ethics Committee, 2005 – 2011; Chair, Financial Markets and Institutions Committee, 2000 – 2003; Vice Chair, Criminal Practice and Procedure Committee, 1997 – 2000; Criminal Litigation Committee, Litigation Section; Business Law Section), Federal (Member, Government Contracts Committee; Secretary, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, 2016 – 2017) and International Bar Associations (Member, Antitrust and Trade Law and Business Crimes Committees, Business Law Section)
  • Fellow– Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • Former Member – Securities Industry and Financial Markets Assoc. (Compliance and Legal Division)
  • Former Member – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 
  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member – American-Scandinavian Foundation
  • Member – Danish Club of Washington, D.C.
  • Officer/Board Member – Mississippi Museum of Art, Mississippi Opera, Mississippi Symphony, Yale Law School Alumni Association, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral Vestry
  • Life Fellow – Fellows of the American Bar Foundation


  • Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1970
  • Yale University, M.A. in International Relations, 1967
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1965, summa cum laude