Edward W. Correia

Edward W. Correia

Edward Correia is an attorney and partner with Correia & Osolinik. His practice focuses on antitrust, advertising and marketing regulation, international business issues, and laws protecting persons with disabilities. He also represents clients before Congress and Federal Executive Branch agencies as well as State Legislatures and agencies. He is an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law where he has taught courses on Antitrust Law, the First Amendment, Legislation, Evidence and Religion and the Law. Edward serves as antitrust counsel for a number of trade associations and coalitions, including AdvaMed, the leading American association of manufacturers of medical devices. He also serves as outside counsel for the Strategic Marketplace Initiative, an association of healthcare supply chain executives, and NOMA, an association of national manufacturers of orthotic devices.

Edward has extensive experience in senior government positions as well as a broad legal background in consumer protection and antitrust law. He practiced for almost ten years with Latham and Watkins, LLP, a large international firm, before deciding to open his own firm.

Prior to joining Latham F& Watkins, Edward served in the Clinton Administration as Special Counsel to the President for Civil Rights in the White House Counsel’s Office. In this position, he was a senior legal adviser to the President and other White House officials regarding civil rights laws and various constitutional issues. Edward was appointed by President Clinton to the National Council on Disability, which advises the Administration on laws and policies affecting disabled persons.

Prior to his position in the White House, Edward served as Scholar in Residence at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where he advised the Commission on the antitrust aspects of joint ventures. From 1989-1997 he was a Visiting Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. At Northeastern, he taught antitrust, constitutional law, legislation, and administrative law and was selected as the law school’s first Urban Law and Public Policy Distinguished Professor.

He has also served as chief counsel and staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Monopolies and Business Rights; chief legislative adviser to Senator Howard Metzenbaum on Judiciary Committee matters; minority chief counsel of the Senate Subcommittees on Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights; Staff Director and Senior Attorney Adviser to Commissioner Michael Pertschuk, Federal Trade Commission; Assistant to the Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission; Assistant Regional Director, Dallas Regional Office, Federal Trade Commission; and Staff Attorney, Cleveland Regional Office, Federal Trade Commission. At the FTC, he supervised a wide variety of consumer protection and antitrust matters, including advertising regulation, franchise rule enforcement, regulation of marketing practices, mergers and price-fixing.

Other professional experience includes serving as Special Assistant to the Attorney General; a member of the Department of Defense Task Force to review the application of antitrust laws to mergers in the defense industry; a member of the Board of Editors, Corporate Conduct Quarterly; and a bar review lecturer on constitutional law, corporations, agency and partnerships.

Edward is the author of The Uncertain Believer: Reconciling God and Science (2009), Teaching Your Child about God in a Scientific World (2012), and two novels, The George Washington Constellation (2012) and Elysia (2013). He has also published over forty articles on legal and policy topics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and serves as Co-Chair of its Public Policy Committee. In February 2010, he received the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award.

He lives with his wife, Carolyn Osolinik, in Bethesda, Maryland. His daughter, Lilla, lives with her husband, in Ballston Spa, New York. They have two children, Simon and Kyleigh.


  • Elysia (2013)
  • Teaching Your Child About God in a Scientific World (2012)
  • The George Washington Constellation (2012)
  • The Uncertain Believer: Reconciling God and Science (2009, 2011)


  • A Guide for Buyers of Multi-Family Properties to FHA Liability for Accessibility, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer (July 2018)
  • Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer: An Unfortunate New Anti-Discrimination Principle, Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion (Summer 2017)
  • Aligning Physician Decision-Making with Goals of Health Care Organizations, The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy (Spring 2012)
  • Accountable Care Organizations: The Proposed Regulations and Prospects for Success, 17:8 American Journal of Managed Care 560 (August 2011)
  • “A Model Antitrust Compliance Manual,” in Antitrust Compliance: A Guidebook for Corporate Counselors, American Bar Association (2008) (with Kirk Jordan)
  • “A Constitutional Framework for Addressing Religious Viewpoints in Public School Classrooms,” Issue Brief of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (2008)
  • “Legislative Developments in Export Controls and Economic Sanctions,” Daily Bugle (July 13, 2007) (with William McGlone).
  • “Clean Tech Startups Should Learn About Government Support,” Silicon Valley Business Journal (April 27, 2007).
  • “The FTC’s Regulation of Weight Loss Advertising Claims,” 59 Food and Drug Law Journal 585 (2004)
  • “Making Sense of the Telemarketing Laws: How the FTC Rule, the FCC Rule, and State Laws Fit Together,” The Antitrust Source (May 2004).
  • “A Flexible Approach to IP and Antitrust Law,” Potomac Tech Journal (March 25, 2002).
  • “Six Lessons for Preventing a Civil Rights Crisis,” In-House Practice & Management (Feb. 2002)
  • “Taking Depreciation into Account in Actual Cash Value Policies,” Journal of Insurance Coverage (Autumn 2001).
  • “Antitrust Issues in Creating and Joining E-Commerce ‘B2B’ Exchanges,” 80 The Antitrust Counselor 2 (Aug. 15, 2001)
  • “The State Attorney Generals’ Tobacco Suits: Equitable Remedies,” 7 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 843 (1999) (with P. Davidson)
  • “Joint Ventures: Issues in Enforcement Policy,” 66 Antitrust Law Journal 737 (1998)
  • “State Enforcement and Settlement Policies Regarding Internal Compliance Programs,” 5 Corp. Conduct Quarterly 61 (1997) (with L. Breckenridge)
  • “Ronald Reagan and the Judiciary,” in Ronald Reagan’s America (Schmertz, Datlof and Ugrinsky eds.) (1997)
  • “State and Local Regulation of Cigarette Advertising,” 23 Notre Dame Journal of Legislation 1 (1997)
  • “The DOD Task Force Report on Vertical Integration,” 39 Govt. Contractor 12 (1997)
  • “Re-examining the Failing Company Defense,” 64 Antitrust Law Journal 683 (1996)
  • “Merger Policy for Failing Firms and Distressed Industries,” 19 World Competition Law and Economics Review 45 (1996)
  • “Antitrust and Liberalism,” 40 Antitrust Bulletin 99 (1995)
  • “Moral Reasoning and the Due Process Clause,” 3 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 530 (1994)
  • State and Local Regulation of Smoking and Cigarette Advertising (1994) (with R. Daynard, et al.)
  • “A Model Antitrust Compliance Manual,” 40 The Practical Lawyer 83 (1994) (with Kirk Jordan)
  • “A Legislative Conception of Legislative Supremacy,” 42 Case Western Law Review 1129 (1992)
  • “Resale Price Maintenance — Searching for a Policy,” 18 Notre Dame Journal of Legislation 187 (1992)
  • “The Uneasy Case for a National Abortion Law,” 5 American Prospect 84 (1991)
  • “The Antitrust Laws and Insurance: Applying Federal Policy to a State Regulated Industry,” 26 Torts and Insurance Law Journal 813 (1991)
  • “Courts and Legislatures Should Make Law; Agencies Should Enforce It,” 4 Antitrust 31 (1989)
  • “The Federal Trade Commission: New Directions in a New Administration,” Blueprints for American: Transition ‘89 (Green and Pinsky eds., 1989) (with William Rothbard)
  • “Antitrust Legislation in the Reagan Era,” 23 Antitrust Bulletin 361 (1988) (with Priscilla Budieri)
  • “Antitrust Policy After the Reagan Administration,” 76 Georgetown Law Journal 329 (1987)
  • “The New Entrepreneurialism in Health Care: Government as Regulator,” 61 Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 90 (1985)

Educational Publications

  • Evidence (audio tape lecture series on evidence) (Nu-wave Publications 1998)
  • Constitutional Law (audio tape lecture series on constitutional law) (Nu-wave Publications 1997)
  • An Introduction to U.S. Antitrust Law, (training videotape for corporate employees and managers) (Compliance Systems Legal Group 1996)