Peter A. Barile III litigates high-stakes, complex antitrust, trade regulation, and commodities manipulation cases.
Mr. Barile has twenty years of experience as an antitrust litigator, representing clients on both sides of the docket in a variety of industries and contexts, from consumers and investors to institutions and corporations, whether as individual plaintiffs, class plaintiffs, opt-outs, targets of government investigations, or defendants. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced both in New York and in Washington D.C. with major global law firms renowned for their historically leading antitrust practices.
Mr. Barile devotes a substantial amount of his practice to federal antitrust and commodities manipulation class action litigation involving the financial services industry in federal courts. He is or has been lead counsel or otherwise represented investors in major cases involving financial benchmarks and commodities, including: In re ICE LIBOR Antitrust Litigation, 1:19-cv-02002 (S.D.N.Y.); In re Foreign Currency Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, 1:13-cv-07789 (S.D.N.Y.); In re GSE Bonds Antitrust Litigation, 1:19-cv-01704 (S.D.N.Y.); In re Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation, 1:13-md-02481 (S.D.N.Y.); In re Term Commodities Cotton Futures Litigation, 1:12-cv-05126 (S.D.N.Y.); In re Crude Oil Commodity Futures Litigation, 1:11-cv-03600 (S.D.N.Y.); In re London Silver Fixing Antitrust Litigation, 1:14-md-02573 (S.D.N.Y.); and In re Zinc Antitrust Litigation, 1:14-cv-03728 (S.D.N.Y.).
He recently played a very significant role in the ISDAfix antitrust litigation (Alaska Electrical Pension Fund, et al. v. Bank of America Corporation, et al., 1:14-cv-07126 (S.D.N.Y.)), which resulted in more than $500 million in settlements for investors, as well as the 2018 Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice Award by the American Antitrust Institute.
In addition, Mr. Barile has held leadership roles on behalf of plaintiff classes in a number of high tech antitrust matters, including as lead counsel in In re Online DVD Antitrust Litigation, 1:09-md-2029 (N.D. Cal.), and class counsel in In re High Tech Employees Antitrust Litigation, 5:11-cv-02509 (N.D. Cal.), as well as in agricultural-related antitrust litigation, including representation of cattle ranchers as lead counsel in In re Cattle Antitrust Litigation, 0:19-cv-01222 (D. Minn.), and classes of dairy farmers as lead counsel in In re Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation, 2:08-md-01000 (E.D. Tenn.).
Mr. Barile also has considerable appellate experience. For instance, he has helped nonprofit advocacy groups be heard in matters of national importance as Friends of the Court in major cases before the United States Supreme Court. His work has included Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., 551 U.S. 877 (2007), in which he served as lead counsel for amicus curiae Consumer Federation of America in a landmark antitrust case on resale price fixing, and Giles v. State of California, 554 U.S. 353 (2008), in which he served as lead counsel for amicus curiae Battered Women’s Justice Project, in a case concerning the scope of the Confrontation Clause of the United States Constitution.
Other Notable Achievements:
Mr. Barile is active in the antitrust bar, having held leadership posts in the American Bar Association and Connecticut Bar Association, as well as other organizations. Currently, Mr. Barile is Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and serves on the U.S. Advisory Board of the Loyola Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies.
Mr. Barile has published numerous articles and served as a panelist, speaker, and commentator on antitrust law and related issues. His work has been cited by the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Modernization Commission, as well as by leading academics and practitioners.
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999;
University of Connecticut, BA
States of New York and Connecticut; District of Columbia; Supreme Court of the United States; United States Court of Appeals: Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Federal, and D.C. Circuits; United States District Courts: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of Columbia, District of Connecticut, Northern District of Illinois, and District of Columbia