Jessica M. Anthony

Tel 215.864.8340
Fax 215.864.8999

Jessica M. Anthony focuses on antitrust litigation and various shareholder actions. Jessica serves on Ballard Spahr's Philadelphia Hiring Committee and is actively involved in running the Summer Associate Program.

Representative Matters

  • Defends a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Pennsylvania federal court against allegations of monopolization related to citizen petitions filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Defends a pharmaceutical manufacturer in antitrust litigations in Pennsylvania federal court involving allegations of monopolization related to patent litigations
  • Defends a pharmaceutical manufacturer in an antitrust litigation in Nevada federal court involving allegations of price-fixing and monopolization related to sales pursuant to federal pricing programs
  • Represented a self-regulatory organization in a class action lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Defended individual directors against insider-trading claims in federal court

In addition, Jessica's litigation experience includes contract and partnership disputes, RICO claims, fraud and negligence actions, and mortgage-related claims.

Pro Bono Experience

Jessica represents home owners in civil forfeiture matters pending in Pennsylvania state courts and has represented individuals in custody and visitation matters, guardianship petitions, and personal contract disputes. She also helped a Philadelphia nonprofit organization initiate a fiscal sponsorship program that assists local artists.


Co-author, "Supreme Court Hands FTC Victory on State Action Immunity," Ballard Spahr alert, February 21, 2013

Co-author, "Signaling Intention To Pursue Monetary Remedies in Competition Cases, FTC Withdraws Policy Statement," Ballard Spahr alert, August 2, 2012

Speaking Engagements

Back to the Future: A CLE Focused on Antitrust Basics, the Evolution of Antitrust Law, and Ethical Pitfalls,” Ballard Spahr CLE Program, November 16, 2015 

"Branding Yourself as an Associate," Corporate Counsel Women of Color and K&L Gates, One-Day Career Strategies Conference for Law Firm Associates, New York, April 25, 2013

"Antitrust Briefing – A Look at Current Litigation and Enforcement Trends," Ballard Spahr CLE, Philadelphia, July 18, 2012

Recognitions and Accomplishments

Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2018; Under 40 Hot List, 2016

Recipient, The Legal Intelligencer 2016 "Lawyers on the Fast Track" award, given to select young Pennsylvania lawyers whose achievements have distinguished them among their peers

Board Memberships

Women's Therapy Center

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2006, cum laude)
Recipient, James Wilson Fellowship

Dartmouth College (A.B. 2000, cum laude)

New Jersey


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania