Barbara T. Sicalides

Pepper Hamilton (Philadelphia)
Lawyer (Partner)

Barbara T. Sicalides, a partner in the Philadelphia and Washington offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP, is head of the Antitrust Section of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Sicalides’ practice covers the full range of antitrust litigation and counseling matters. In addition, she routinely handles distribution disputes and arrangements, class actions, securities and other general litigation for various domestic and international companies. Ms. Sicalides is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, is highly rated in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and was selected for inclusion on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers lists for 2012. She speaks regularly and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on competition-related issues. Ms. Sicalides currently serves on the editorial board of the American Bar Association’s upcoming State Antitrust Practice and Statutes (4th ed.). She is an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association; she co-chairs its Antitrust Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section. Ms. Sicalides also is active in pro bono and public service work, and has received numerous awards recognizing her contributions, including Community Legal Service, Inc.’s Champion of Justice and Equal Justice Awards in 2006 and 2002, respectively and the Philadelphia Bar Association’s First Union Fidelity Award in 2002. She serves on several boards of organizations that seek to provide income-eligible individuals equal access to the legal system, and she currently serves on the executive committee of the Committee of Seventy.

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Barak A. Bassman, Barbara T. Sicalides The New York Southern District Court holds that enforcement of a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy against Internet retailers does not amount to minimum resale price maintenance ( / Franke Consumer Products)


Courts May Try to Harmonize Federal and State Law on the Legality of Resale Price Maintenance* Ever since the United States Supreme Court ruled in Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., 551 U.S. 877 (2007), that resale price maintenance (i.e., agreements to set minimum resale (...)

Barbara T. Sicalides The US District Court for the District of Minnesota declares that locking out employees, who have stopped engaging in collective bargaining and are no longer represented by the union, is not protected under the nonstatutory labor exemption to antitrust scrutiny in the market for professional football players (Brady / NFL)


The recent National Football League (NFL) lockout has put a spotlight on federal antitrust law. After failed negotiations between the NFL and the players’ union (the National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA), on March 11, 2011 – the day that the most recent collective bargaining (...)

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