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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Escalation Clause: An escape from the price-spike trap

Anyone in real estate development would have to be living under a rock not to know about skyrocketing lumber and material prices in the “post”-pandemic world. Pre-pandemic, the average cost for 1,000 board feet...

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Legislative Alert: Maine Legislature Adjourns!

The First Special Session of the 130 th Legislature finally adjourned on Monday night, July 19 th . As many of you may remember, the First Regular Session ended in March 30th when the...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Sig Schutz and Alex Harriman Assist with Amicus Brief in Defense of Maine's Anti-SLAPP Law

Serving as counsel for The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and 14 other news media organizations, Preti Flaherty attorneys Sigmund Schutz and Alexandra Harriman filed with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court a...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys Angelica Li and Hannah M. Oakes to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys to our Boston, Massachusetts, office: Angelica Li and Hannah M. Oakes. Angelica joins the firm as an Associate in our Environmental Practice...

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How to Avoid Misclassifying Your Employees Under the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act

What criteria are necessary to classify someone as an independent contractor and how can employers avoid misclassification and the repercussions that come with it? In this article, Preti Flaherty attorney and Mainebiz guest columnist John...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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Maine Justice Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Six Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

The Maine Justice Foundation has made inaugural grants from its Racial Justice Fund to six Maine groups. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge...

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Maine’s Exemption Laws Are Changing

In March of this year, Representative Denise Tepler (D. Topsham) introduced “An Act To Increase the Value of Property Exempt from Attachment and Execution,” LD 737, which sought to dramatically change Maine’s exemption scheme. ...

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

Fifteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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The Latest from OSHA on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 at Work

On the tails of updated guidance from other agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") released new pandemic-related guidance last month. This guidance was issued on June 10, 2021...