I help clients anticipate and resolve antitrust disputes – through negotiation, advocacy and litigation.
Dee Bansal's practice focuses on defending clients in high-stakes antitrust litigation, including complex class actions, and in investigations brought by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and State AGs related to claims of monopolization, restraint of trade and unfair and deceptive practices. She also provides antitrust counseling and defends corporate clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions. Dee is an alum of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) program.
Representative matters include:
- Obtained dismissal and won affirmance in the Ninth Circuit of federal antitrust claims against our client in an action alleging our client entered a predatory pricing conspiracy with other online resellers in alleged violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act
- Obtained a victory on summary judgment for pharma company in a suit alleging that our client’s acquisition of a competitor converted an existing collaboration into an illegal market division agreement under Section 1 of the Sherman Act
- Defeated preliminary injunction and obtained dismissal of the complaint, affirmed by the 9th Circuit, for airline organization in an antitrust suit alleging that it and co-defendant airlines colluded to fix airfares on multicity flights in alleged violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act
- Secured settlements for major electronic company and several of its subsidiaries in an indirect and direct purchaser antitrust class action brought by consumers alleging our client and other electronic manufacturers conspired to fix prices on lithium-ion batteries in alleged violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act
- Represented a video-conferencing service provider in FTC, state attorneys general and international regulatory investigations concerning the company’s practices under Section 5 of the FTC Act
- Defending a search engine in antitrust litigation in action alleging the search engine’s practices violated Section 2 of the Sherman Act
- Representing a higher education institution in price-fixing claims under Section 1 of the Sherman Act
- Representing an online seller in an action brought by a purported competitor alleging our client entered a conspiracy with other sellers to set predatory prices in alleged violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act
- Representing a TV broadcasting company in DOJ investigation and the follow-on putative class action alleging per se price fixing and unlawful information exchange in the sale of broadcast television advertising in alleged violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act
Dee is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust, where she serves as the vice chair of the Trial Practice Committee and is editor of the committee newsletter. She is also involved in the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.
University of Virginia School of Law
BA, magna cum laude
Admissions & credentials
District of Columbia
Rankings & accolades
Super Lawyers: Rising Star
Best Lawyers: Antitrust Law and Commercial Litigation, Ones to Watch
Memberships & affiliations
American Bar Association