Peter A. Barile III is a partner in Scott+Scott's competition practice. His focus is on complex antitrust and commodity litigation.
Mr. Barile has extensive experience 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, or defendants in complex matters. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced both in New York and in Washington D.C., with major law firms renowned for their historically leading antitrust practices.
Mr. Barile devotes a substantial amount of his practice to federal antitrust and commodity class action litigation involving the financial services industry in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Barile is or has been involved in representing investor rights in major cases involving commodities and financial benchmarks, including: Aluminum, Cotton, Crude Oil, FX, Gold, ISDAfix, LIBOR, Silver, and Zinc.
He also has significant experience litigating high-tech antitrust cases in the Northern District of California, including In re Online DVD Antitrust Litigation; In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation; and In re High Tech Employees Antitrust Litigation.
In addition to his work in federal district trial courts, Mr. Barile has considerable experience in other arenas, including the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Barile is active in the antitrust bar, having held a number of leadership posts in the ABA and other organizations. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Loyola Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. Mr. Barile has published numerous articles and served as a panelist or speaker on antitrust issues. His work has been cited by the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Modernization Commission, as well as leading academics and practitioners.
Mr. Barile also 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.
Mr. Barile earned his law degree in 1999 from the University of Connecticut School of Law, magna cum laude, where he was an Editor of the Connecticut Law Review and Moot Court Champion. His bachelor's degree is from the University of Connecticut.
Mr. Barile is a member of the bars of New York, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, District of Columbia, Northern District of Illinois, District of Connecticut; United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Federal, and District of Columbia Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.