Barbara Sicalides

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Barbara Sicalides is co-chair of the antitrust and competition section of Pepper Hamilton LLP’s trial and dispute resolution practice group and practices out of the firm’s Washington, DC and Philadelphia offices. Ms Sicalides focuses her practice on antitrust litigation, class actions and distribution or dealer cases. She also routinely advises international and domestic clients on merger, civil conduct and criminal antitrust investigations and other matters before the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, the US Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general.Ms Sicalides’s antitrust experience has covered a wide range of industries and antitrust claims under the Sherman Act, Robinson-Patman Act, Clayton Act, and numerous state statutory and common laws. She provides real-time antitrust advice with the aim of deploying practical solutions for achieving the client’s business goals with the lowest possible legal risk. Her practice also includes working with companies to design and implement cost-effective, dynamic, custom compliance programmes that leave the business teams with a deeper understanding of what is at stake and how to minimise or avoid antitrust risks.Ms Sicalides speaks regularly and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on competition-related issues and currently serves on the editorial board of the American Bar Association’s State Antitrust Practice and Statutes (5th edition). She is immediate past chair of the American Bar Association’s business law section antitrust committee.

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