Paula W.Render


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Paula Render is an antitrust trial lawyer. She has argued in most of the federal appellate courts and numerous federal and state trial courts and has tried cases in federal courts and before arbitration panels. In addition, she counsels clients on compliance and antitrust issues.

Paula was part of the leadership of the Jones Day trial teams that defended Aetna, American Airlines, Electrolux, and National Beef Packing in the litigated challenges to their mergers. She has won summary judgment and defended it on appeal in a number of cases, for example for Cardinal Health in a tying case and for 3D Systems in a technological tying case. She won denial of class certification in a conspiracy case and dismissal of another such case, both brought against Arctic Glacier. She also has negotiated favorable settlements of class and individual antitrust actions. Current representations include Cardinal Health and Deutsche Bank, among others.

Paula is the past chair of the Federal Civil Enforcement Committee of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law and has contributed to numerous Antitrust Section publications, including several on antitrust compliance. She is currently a member of the Section of Antitrust Law's Council and a past chair of The Chicago Bar Association's Antitrust Law Committee. Prior to her legal career, Paula worked in sales and product management for AT&T in Ohio, New Jersey, and Milan, Italy.


  • Cardinal Health defends against antitrust conspiracy putative classJones Day is defending Cardinal Health in antitrust conspiracy litigation brought by a putative class in 2018.
  • 3D Systems defends antitrust lawsuit brought by KLS Martin against Medical ModelingJones Day is defending a lawsuit brought by KLS Martin, Inc. against Medical Modeling, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3D Systems, Inc., for violations of the Florida antitrust act and other laws.
  • Cardinal Health successfully defends bundled pricingJones Day represented Cardinal Health, Inc. in antitrust litigation commenced by competitor Suture Express in Kansas federal court in December 2012.
  • Deutsche Bank defends lawsuit alleging boycott against CDS exchangeJones Day is defending Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch in litigation brought by Tera Group, Inc., a swap execution facility (SEF) operator, which alleges that the defendants boycotted it to prevent it from gaining traction as an exchange for credit default swap (CDS) exchanges.
  • Manufacturer obtains dismissal of qui tam actionsJones Day defended a manufacturer against a False Claims Act action brought over allegations that our client had overcharged the government due to alleged antitrust violations.
  • Deutsche Bank resolves class action lawsuit over allegations of conspiracy to stifle competition in CDS marketJones Day client Deutsche Bank AG, New York achieved a settlement agreement in an antitrust class action brought by an Ohio union pension plan claiming that Deutsche Bank and other bank defendants conspired to prevent the development of credit default swap ("CDS") exchange trading and CDS futures products in an effort to stifle competition in the CDS market, in turn allegedly raising fund managers' costs.
  • Electrolux attempts acquisition of GE appliances businessJones Day represented Swedish appliance maker AB Electrolux as antitrust and labor counsel in its attempted $3.3 billion acquisition of the appliances business of General Electric.
  • CVS Caremark prevails in Second Circuit appeal of summary judgment dismissing hundreds of Robinson-Patman Act claimsThe Second Circuit affirmed summary judgment dismissing all claims by pharmacies against Jones Day client CVS Caremark Corporation and one other defendant, following the settlement by the other five defendants remaining in the case.
  • 3D Systems wins Federal Circuit appeal affirming summary judgment dismissing all antitrust and state law claimsOn April 18, 2014, the Federal Circuit affirmed summary judgment dismissing all antitrust and state law claims against Jones Day client 3D Systems, Inc., holding that the plaintiff failed to present evidence sufficient to support a jury finding in favor of plaintiff on the issue of the definition of the relevant market.
  • Baxter International defends against multidistrict antitrust class actions involving plasma derived biological productsJones Day defended Baxter International Inc. in several antitrust class action lawsuits brought by a group of hospitals alleging that Baxter and other producers conspired to limit production and fix prices of certain plasma protein products sold in the United States.
  • American Airlines merges with US Airways in $11 billion dealJones Day represented American Airlines in the antitrust investigation and federal court challenge to its $11 billion merger with US Airways, which closed after the Department of Justice and State attorneys general agreed to settle their lawsuit that sought to block the deal.
  • Potash Corporation settles antitrust class actionsJones Day defended Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. and PCS Sales (USA), Inc. against class actions alleging that they and other potash producers conspired to fix potash prices, to divide markets, to restrict supply, and to fraudulently conceal the conspiracy, all in violation of federal and various state antitrust laws.
  • Arctic Glacier sells business and assets to affiliates of H.I.G. Capital for approximately $435 millionJones Day represented Arctic Glacier International, Inc. and its affiliates as U.S. counsel in their sale of substantially all their respective assets to affiliates of H.I.G. Capital for $434.5 million subject to adjustment under the asset purchase agreement.
  • Deutsche Bank defends European Commission antitrust investigation into Credit Derivative Swaps (CDS)Jones Day represented Deutsche Bank AG in connection with two investigations by the European Commission (EC) into alleged anti-competitive agreements and/or abuse of dominance in relation to Credit Derivative Swaps (CDS).
  • Arctic Glacier resolves federal antitrust class action litigation involving packaged ice industryJones Day defended Arctic Glacier, Inc. against federal antitrust class actions by direct purchasers against several U.S. packaged ice companies, alleging conspiracy to fix prices for packaged ice.
  • Arctic Glacier defeats class certification in Wisconsin state court antitrust case involving packaged ice industryOn behalf of Arctic Glacier Inc., Jones Day obtained denial of plaintiff's motion for class certification for an antitrust claim filed in Wisconsin state court arising out of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into allegations of price fixing and market allocation in the packaged ice industry.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals obtains dismissal of antitrust claims alleging sham litigation, brought by direct and indirect purchasersOn behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Jones Day obtained dismissal of direct and indirect purchaser class actions in cases alleging that Boehringer brought sham litigation to maintain an unlawful monopoly.
  • Confidential client conducts internal investigation of possible pricing agreement overturesOn behalf of a confidential client, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation of possible pricing agreement overtures to a competitor and advised the client regarding antitrust compliance training.
  • CVS Caremark wins motion to compel arbitration and dismiss retail pharmacists' price fixing claimsOn behalf of CVS Caremark Corporation and its subsidiary AdvancePCS Inc., which was acquired by Caremark in 2004, Jones Day won a motion to compel arbitration and dismiss price fixing claims, and obtained reversal on appeal of a subsequent reversal of that decision.
  • Successful litigation improves health and therapy treatment of civilly-detained individual, and secures greater protection of his constitutional rightsPlaintiff, Dennis Elliott, initiated several actions based on the treatment he had been subject to as a person civilly-committed in a treatment and detention facility under the Illinois Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • June 15-16, 2017
      8th Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues
    • March 30, 2017
      Representing Non-Party Witnesses in Merger Investigations and Litigation
    • March 14, 2017
      Litigating the "Fix" Post-Aetna, ABA Antitrust Section
    • June 16, 2016
      Assessing Risk and Settlement Strategies in Global Price Fixing Cartels, 7th Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
    • April 21, 2016
      Designing and Implementing Competition Law Policy and Training
    • April 6, 2016
      Flying Into Trouble? Airlines and Merger Review, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting
    • October 7, 2015
      International Antitrust Conference: Antitrust Worldwide for Companies in Texas
    • October 28, 2014
      Successfully Working with Special Masters for Maximum Results, CLE webinar, HB Litigation Conferences
    • February 21, 2014
      International Cartel Conference, ABA Section of Antitrust Law
    • January 28, 2014
      Special Masters in Antitrust Litigation, ABA Section of Antitrust Law
    • December 4, 2013
      Ten Tips to Make Antitrust Compliance Simple & Effective, Jones Day CLE Academy
    • April 23, 2013
      Antitrust Compliance: 10 Tips to Make Your Program Simple and Effective
    • April 11, 2013
      When is Disgorgement in the Public Interest?, moderator, 61st Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law
    • June 7, 2012
      Jones Day Chicago 2012 MCLE University
    • May 19, 2011
      Jones Day MCLE University - Chicago
    • January 20, 2011
      Antitrust Compliance for Corporate Counselors, panelist, ABA Section of Antitrust Law
    • March 25, 2010
      American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Criminal and Cartel Practice Committee
    • February 2010
      May 2009
      Antitrust Update, moderator, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Corporate Counseling Committee
    • November 7, 2007
      Keeping Your Corporate Compliance Policy Up to Date
    • 2005
      Internal Investigation Best Practices, moderator, Chicago Bar Association Antitrust Law Committee
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