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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Compliance for Two—What Employers Need to Know about the Newly Effective Final Regulation for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On June 18, 2024 the final rule from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) takes effect, clarifying employers' obligations under this landmark legislation. Effective since June 27...

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Understanding the Impact of the FTC’s New Noncompete Ban on Your Construction Business

A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) attracted considerable media coverage when it issued its final rule banning noncompete agreements for workers in most circumstances and making existing noncompetes for the vast...

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Veto Day and Final Day of the 131st Legislature

The Legislature convened on Friday, May 10 th for Veto Day to take action on the six bills objected to by the Governor. As expected, all six vetoes were sustained by lawmakers allowing  Governor...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Trusts and Estates Attorney Dianne Ricardo to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Dianne Ricardo has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Based out of the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office, Dianne focuses her practice on comprehensive estate...

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Solving Problems During the Construction Process

Understanding the variety of construction contracts available and the specifics of each is essential for protecting your project and legal interests. At this interactive Half Moon Seminars webinar, Preti Flaherty attorney John Cronan will...

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Greg Hansel Named Top 25 Attorney of the Northeast Region by Attorney Intel

Preti Flaherty attorney Greg Hansel has been named one of the Top 25 Attorneys of the Northeast Region for 2024 by Attorney Intel . This year’s class of attorneys has been recognized for excelling...

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10 Preti Attorneys, 6 Practice Groups Honored in National Rankings

Ten Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected by Chambers USA for inclusion in their premiere annual list of America’s leading lawyers. Preti is recognized for excellence in the practice areas...

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Maine Becomes Seventh State to Enact Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)

Maine is now the latest state to enact the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)—following New Jersey, Oregon (substantially similar), Utah, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington. UPEPA aims to provide a clear framework for the...

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Massachusetts High Court Issues Important Ruling Impacting Prompt Pay Act

Earlier today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued an order in the matter of Business Interiors Floor Covering Business Trust v. Graycor Construction Co. Inc. This decision presents the high court’s first ruling clarifying...

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Preti’s Sig Schutz Recognized as Member of NHPR’s Pulitzer-Finalist Team

Preti First Amendment attorney Sig Schutz has been recognized as “a core member of the [NHPR] team” involved in a podcast honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the audio journalism category.  The podcast...