Paula W. Render

Paula W. Render
Firm: Jones Day
Address: 77 West Wacker
Chicago, IL 60601-1692
Phone: (312) 269-1555
Fax: (312) 782-8585
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Lawyer Profile:

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.

Current Employment Position(s):

Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Competition Law
Health Care
Trial Practice
Antitrust Litigation
General Antitrust Counseling
Distribution & Robinson-Patman
Antitrust/Health Care
Class Action Litigation
Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
Antitrust Civil Investigations & Litigation
Bar Admissions:
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1996

American University, 1983

Published Works:
Bogosian's Legacy Uncertain in Wake of Recent Third Circuit Decision in Hydrogen Peroxide, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 2009

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Why You Should Care and What You Should Know, Antitrust Compliance: Perspective and Resources for Corporate Counselors, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 2007

Frequently Asked Antitrust Questions: Common Antitrust Questions Asked and Answered, editor, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 2005

Comments of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law on the Proposed Amendments to the Antitrust Recommendations of the United States Sentencing Guidelines, contributor, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 2005

Ready to Merge? Not So Fast! Antitrust Review of Mergers and Other Transactions, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Corporate Counseling Committee Newsletter, 2003

Comment, Straight Party Tickets and Redistricting Thickets: Nonracial Motivations for Voter Preferences, 1995 U.Chi.Legal F. 505, 1995

Representative Cases:
Arctic Glacier defends packaged ice antitrust litigation
CVS Caremark and PBM service providers win summary judgment in group boycott antitrust litigation (2009)
Successful litigation improves health and therapy treatment of civilly-detained individual, and secures greater protection of his constitutional rights
West Practice Categories:
Antitrust, Business & Commercial, Disability, Elder Law, Health Care, Litigation & Appeals, Nursing Home Abuse, Social Security -- Disability

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