Fred G. DeRitis

Tel 215.864.8165
Fax 215.864.8999

Fred G. DeRitis is a member of the firm's Litigation Department. While interning at the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, Fred authored a number of reports for merger and antitrust investigations in the oil, gas, software, and retail industries.

Fred also held internships at the Mayor's Office of Philadelphia in the Commerce Department and the Managing Director's Office. His duties included conducting market analysis to enhance economic development in strategic commercial regions.


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

Co-author, "Ninth Circuit Reverses Trial Court’s Finding That Qualcomm Violated Antitrust Laws," Ballard Spahr alert, August 14, 2020

Co-author, "Does Your Antitrust Compliance Policy Cover All It Should Under HSR?" Ballard Spahr alert, May 24, 2018

Co-author, "AV START Act Addresses Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues Associated With the Development of Highly Automated Vehicles," Ballard Spahr alert, December 15, 2017

Co-author, "Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Breach-Notification Obligations under GDPR," Ballard Spahr alert, October 26, 2017

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

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)