Reuben A. Guttman

Founding member of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks, PLLC

Reuben Guttman is a founding member of Guttman, Buschner & Brooks, PLLC where his practice involves complex litigation and class actions. The International Business Times has referred to him as “one of the world’s most prominent whistleblower attorneys,” citing “wins recouping billions of dollars for the federal and state governments.” The Boston Globe’s STAT News referred to him as the “The Lawyer Pharma Loves to Hate.” In July 2017, on the eve of trial, Guttman settled a case against Celgene for $280 million.

In 2013, Guttman was appointed to the ACS board of directors.

Among other clients, Guttman has represented workers, unions, and pension funds in complex litigation and for over a decade served as the chief outside counsel to the Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers in a series of labor and environmental cases that enhanced safety and environmental conditions at Manhattan Project nuclear weapons sites while driving dread disease compensation legislation for nuclear weapons workers across the nation.

Guttman is an adjunct professor at Emory Law School and a senior fellow at Emory Law’s Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and he is a founder and Senior Advisor to the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review (ECGAR). He has taught trial advocacy and complex case investigations in the United States, China and Mexico, and he has co-authored three case files — two published by Emory and one published by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy — where he has been a faculty member.

Guttman has written or co-authored more than 100 articles or opinion pieces and multiple book chapters; his article, Pharmaceutical Regulation in the United States; a Confluence of Influences, was translated and published in Mandarin in the “Peking University Public Interest Law Journal.”

Guttman received his J.D. from Emory University and his B.A. in American history from University of Rochester. He is the founder of He began his legal career as a Washington, DC counsel for the Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO where he served for five years.