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

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Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the twelfth year in a row, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among...

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

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Essential Business? Essential Activity? Clarification Here.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd, the Governor has ordered a statewide “stay at home” order further restricting Maine resident’s movement. Governor’s Executive Order No. 28 FY 19/20 dated March 31, 2020 (“Stay...

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DOL Provides Guidance on Exemption from Paid Leave for Small Businesses

The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits due to COVID-19 but provides that businesses with fewer than 50 employees may be exempt if the obligation would jeopardize...

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Preti Flaherty Announces its COVID-19 Financial Relief Evaluation and Selection Tool

This Analysis of COVID-19 Financial Advice is effective as of 5PM on Friday, April 3, 2020.  THE INFORMATION SET FORTH BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE as Treasury Guidelines and other authorities emerge from the...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys: James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian. James joins the Environmental Practice Group as a Director and will work from the...

Press Coverage

6th Circ. Says Auto Parts Co. Can't Arbitrate Price-Fixing Suit

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan district court's January 2019 decision that KYB Corp. can't force a suit accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts...

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Maine - Waterville Coronavirus Panel Illegally Met in Secret

A Waterville City Council coronavirus subcommittee formed in response to the outbreak has been accused of illegally meeting in secret, denying public access to its deliberations, and making unlawful decisions. Extended Coverage: Virus Concerns Lead to 'Public' Meetings Without...