Paula Render is an antitrust litigator. She defends clients in multidistrict class action litigation, competitor cases, and merger challenges. In addition, Paula counsels clients on compliance and other antitrust issues. She has argued in the Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits as well as numerous federal and state trials courts and has tried cases in federal courts and before arbitration panels.
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; successful defense in the Fifth Circuit in defending defendants' summary judgment in a group boycott case, including arguing the appeal on behalf of all defendants; denial of class certification in a lawsuit brought on behalf of direct purchasers in a state court case, on behalf of Arctic Glacier, Inc.; and dismissal of predatory pricing claims in a federal antitrust conspiracy case on behalf of the Chicago Board of Trade. Her current representations include CVS Caremark Corp. and Cardinal Health, Inc., among others.
Paula is a vice chair of the Federal Civil Enforcement Committee of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law and has contributed to numerous Antitrust Section publications, including co-editing the Section's 2010 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments. She is a co-founder of the Chicago Women Antitrust Attorneys Network and a past chair of The Chicago Bar Association's Antitrust Law Committee. Prior to her legal career, Paula worked in product management for AT&T in New Jersey and Milan, Italy.