Preti Flaherty recognizes the growing need in the global economy for quality antitrust and competition representation. As competition enforcement and antitrust litigation increase worldwide, Preti Flaherty protects the interests of business clients throughout all types of complex antitrust and competition matters, mergers and acquisitions and litigation. The firm has extensive experience litigating antitrust class actions throughout the United States.

Several of our attorneys practiced with antitrust specialty firms before joining Preti Flaherty, and one Partner is Board Certified in Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

We represent businesses in all aspects of antitrust and competition law, such as:

  • Litigation of Antitrust Class Actions
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger filings with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Civil and criminal investigations at the state and federal level
  • Internal corporate investigations
  • Counseling on issues including pricing, licensing and distribution
  • Advising trade associations on antitrust compliance and the proper scope and limitations of communications among members

Firm Recognition

  • Preti Flaherty's role in the Iowa Ready-Mix Concrete Antitrust Litigation was recognized by U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett when he stated, “Through their extremely skilled and efficient efforts, class counsel marshaled sufficient evidence and archived settlements that were highly favorable to the class members, all within a year and a half of the original case filing.” Order, November 9, 2011. The Court went on to say the case was “a model for the nation that class actions can, indeed, work exactly as Congress and the federal courts intended” and “This case has been to me what it was like when I stood before da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ and Michelangelo’s ‘David,’ observing the great masters’ works.”
  • Preti Flaherty was recognized by U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the quality and efficiency of our work. He wrote: "Plaintiffs' Counsel showed consummate skill and efficiency in prosecuting this case – the settlement...they obtained illustrates their ability." Window Coverings Antitrust Litigation, Order on Motion for Attorneys Fees, Expenses and Incentive Awards, November 29, 2007 (Preti Flaherty was one of two Co-Lead Counsel).
  • In approving a $14.2 million antitrust class action settlement, U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost, of the Southern District of Ohio, commented, "I wouldn't have ever thought that this case would have proceeded along as smoothly as it did." In re Foundry Resins Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1638, U.S. District Court, District of Ohio, Hearing on final approval of settlement, March 28, 2008, p. 32 (Preti Flaherty was co-lead counsel).

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Officer-involved Shootings Video - Maine Behind the Curve on Public Access to Information

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Maine drops residency requirement for recreational marijuana businesses

Since Mainers voted to pass the Maine Marijuana Legalization Act in 2016, lawmakers have been wrestling with how to regulate sales. Last week, recreational marijuana businesses in Maine cleared a major hurdle to operation...

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Legislative Alert: Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee Update

The Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee met on Friday June 26 th to hear reports from the Chairs of all six subcommittees. In the reporting on Friday the biggest monetary ask was from the Infrastructure...

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ACTIONS. NOW. FOR CHANGE.

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Preti Flaherty Attorney William Saturley Named Among America’s Top 100 “Bet-the-Company Litigators” for 2020

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney William Saturley has been selected for inclusion on the list of America’s Top 100 “Bet-the-Company Litigators” for 2020. America’s Top 100 recognizes the most qualified and...

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Contractor's Guide to Mitigating Risks in the AIA A201-2017 General Conditions

The AIA A201-2017 is generally a well-understood contract document and is used in a significant number of construction projects each year. While this standard contract covers most risks, there are a number of areas...

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As More States Release COVID-19 Cases by Town, Maine Says It Could Take 6 Months

As more states continue to release information on the number and distribution of coronavirus cases, officials from Maine's public health agency claim that making tallies available to the public under the state's Freedom of...

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Preti Flaherty COVID-19 Resources

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Preti Flaherty's attorneys have maintained a constant stream of the most up-to-date information and resources for our clients, business partners, and others struggling to navigate these complex...

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Eighteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Eighteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Transition to In-Person Hearings Likely to Occur No Sooner Than August 2020; Section 312 IME’s Have Resumed

A conference with Maine Workers' Compensation Board Executive Director John Rohde was held last week to discuss the transition to in-person hearings at the WCB. The WCB Subcommittees also met to discuss recent developments...