Fred G. DeRitis

Associate He / Him / His
Philadelphia

Fred G. DeRitis’s practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust litigation and counseling. As a member of the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice and the Loss Recovery Group, Fred has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal litigation involving claims of collusive and monopolistic practices. For example, Fred represented multiple municipalities and water utilities as plaintiffs in actions claiming defendants engaged in price fixing and other anticompetitive conduct in connection with the sale of aluminum sulfate, a water treatment chemical. He also represents a real estate developer as a defendant in federal antitrust litigation involving tying and other alleged anticompetitive conduct. Fred’s practice also includes counseling private and public companies seeking to obtain clearance for potential mergers and acquisitions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

Fred maintains an active pro bono practice focused on representing clients who wish to change their name to better reflect their gender identity. Fred has also represented an individual who was sentenced to life without parole as a juvenile in re-sentencing and appellate proceedings.

Professional Highlights

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "The Trouble With Trebles," Ballard Spahr CLE Program, October 16, 2018

Speaker, "Virtual Currency," 30th Annual Seminar of the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, Harrisburg, PA, May 24, 2018

Publications

Fred is a frequent contributor to CyberAdviser, a blog focused on the latest news and developments in privacy and cybersecurity law. 

Credentials 

Education

The George Washington University Law School (J.D. 2017, with highest honors)

The George Washington Law Review, Associate

Order of the Coif
George Washington Scholar

Seton Hall University (B.S., B.A. 2014, magna cum laude)

Admissions

Pennsylvania