Paula W. Render

Jones Day (Chicago)
Lawyer (Partner)

Paula is an antitrust litigator and defends clients in multidistrict class action litigation, competitor cases, and merger challenges. She was part of the leadership of the litigation team that represented AB Electrolux in the DOJ’s challenge to the acquisition of GE’s appliances business, and the team that represented American Airlines in the Department of Justice’s attempt to block AA’s merger with US Airways. She represents Deutsche Bank in class action cases alleging conspiracy in connection with credit default swaps and interest rate swaps, and recently argued defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a tying/bundling and exclusionary claim against two Fortune 500 medical products distributors. Her recent victories include dismissal of all antitrust claims in a federal monopolization and tying case in an innovation market on behalf of 3D Systems, Inc., a 3D printing pioneer, and successful defense in the Fifth Circuit of defendants’ summary judgment in a group boycott case, including arguing the appeal on behalf of all defendants. She has represented opt-outs and defendants in settling cartel and conspiracy claims, including the LCD/Flat Panel litigation and the Packaged Ice Litigation. She has argued in a number of the federal appellate courts as well as numerous federal and state trial courts, and has tried cases in federal courts and before arbitration panels. Paula is chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust’s Federal Civil Enforcement Committee.

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Articles

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J. Bruce McDonald, Kathryn M. Fenton, Paula W. Render The U.S. Department of Justice recommends a significantly reduced fine for an auto parts manufacturer accused of bid-rigging and price-fixing (Kayaba Industry)

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The U.S. Department of Justice has recommended a significantly reduced fine for an auto parts defendant accused of bid-rigging and price-fixing, based largely on the defendant’s having quickly instituted a rigorous antitrust compliance program – even though only after the government initiated its (...)

David P. Wales, Kathryn M. Fenton, Michael H. Knight, Paula W. Render, Thomas D. York The Federal Trade Commission revises the Merger rules which implements automatic atay of Administrative litigation when Agency loses preliminary injunction in Court

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One important procedural difference between merger challenges by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission is that FTC may challenge a non-consummated merger through both a district court preliminary injunction and administrative litigation (Part 3 adjudication). Recent (...)

Jeffrey A. LeVee, John M. Majoras, Paula W. Render The US Supreme Court confirms that courts must conduct a rigorous analysis to determine whether antitrust class action plaintiffs meet the requirements for class certification (Comcast)

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The U.S. Supreme Court has reaffirmed that courts must conduct a "rigorous analysis" to determine whether antitrust class action plaintiffs meet the requirements for class certification, even when that requires inquiry into the merits of the underlying claims, and individual issues of damages (...)

Jeffrey A. LeVee, Paula W. Render The US Supreme Court holds that named plaintiffs in class actions could not, before class certification, avoid going to federal court by stipulating to a cap on damages (Standard Fire Ins. v. Knowles)

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On March 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles that named plaintiffs in class actions could not, before class certification, avoid going to federal court by stipulating to a cap on damages. Although Standard Fire was not an antitrust case, the decision will (...)

Brian Grube, Michelle K. Fischer, Paula W. Render, Thomas Demitrack A US Federal Appeals Court reaffirms flexible legal standard for restraints in competitor collaborations (Sulfuric acid antitrust litigation)

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A new decision by a U.S. federal judge and leading antitrust scholar has reaffirmed the U.S. antitrust principle that competitive restraints adopted to foster competitor collaborations will not be summarily condemned under the per se rule, but instead evaluated under a rule of reason analysis (...)

Michelle K. Fischer, Paula W. Render, Thomas Demitrack A US Federal Court of Appeals reaffirms flexible legal standard for restraints in competitor collaborations (Ohio Chemical Services / Falconbridge)

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A new decision by a U.S. federal judge and leading antitrust scholar has reaffirmed the U.S. antitrust principle that competitive restraints adopted to foster competitor collaborations will not be summarily condemned under the per se rule, but instead evaluated under a rule of reason analysis (...)

Michael Sennett, Paula W. Render, Thomas Demitrack The US Supreme Court leaves in place third circuit rule welcoming challenges to foreign conduct into U.S. Courts (Animal Science)

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This week the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not review a Third Circuit decision (Animal Science) that made it easier for antitrust plaintiffs to bring claims in U.S. courts for conduct occurring overseas under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (“FTAIA”). The Supreme Court’s (...)

Michael Sennett, Paula W. Render, Thomas Demitrack A US District Court denies defendants’ motion to dismiss regarding indirect purchaser claims based on foreign sales (TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation)

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This article has been nominated by readers for the business category, general antitrust section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Recent decisions by the Third Circuit and the Northern District of California make it easier for (...)

Michael Sennett, Paula W. Render, Thomas Demitrack A US Court of Appeals holds that the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act imposes a substantive merits limitation rather than a jurisdictional bar (Animal Science Products/China Minmetals)

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This article has been nominated by readers for the business category, general antitrust section of the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Recent decisions by the Third Circuit and the Northern District of California make it easier for (...)

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