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Professional background



Focus Areas

Examples of Rita’s experience include:

  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in a multi-district antitrust litigation brought by federal and state regulators and private plaintiffs alleging monopolization claims.
  • Represented a global chemicals company in connection with Second Request investigation of divestiture of a US-based business unit generating sales over $180 million.
  • Represented a public company in connection with Second Request investigation of $4.4 billion merger.
  • Represented a global shipping company in connection with Second Request investigation of $980 million divestiture of its manufacturing business.
  • Represented a technology startup company in response to a third-party Civil Investigative Demand issued by the FTC.
  • Represented a European company in strategic partnership with a U.S. public company and related DOJ inquiry.
  • Prepared HSR filings in connection with tender offers and open-market securities purchases.
  • Advised U.S. and European clients on antitrust risks posed by proposed mergers and acquisitions and business partnerships in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, financial services, e-commerce, and state regulated services.
  • Advised private equity clients concerning antitrust issues associated with common ownership of and board seats at competing portfolio companies.
  • Advised global companies on antitrust and regulatory clearance provisions in merger agreements and negotiations

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section
    • Vice Chair, Marketing Committee
    • Board Member, Women.Connected Committee


  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 2021,

    Order of Barristers, executive content editor, IP Theory Law Journal

  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2010

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia


  • Mandarin