Lesli Esposito advises and counsels clients on complex issues in the fields of antitrust and consumer protection. She represents clients in a variety of industries, among them pharmaceuticals, healthcare, consumer products, telemarketing, oil and gas, mortgage lending and legal services. Lesli has a full service practice with extensive experience in global merger control, compliance, litigation, and government investigations, focusing on competition and consumer protection issues.

Lesli has represented Fortune 500 companies in merger control matters before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. She has extensive experience with second requests, merger-related litigation, and early termination. She has coordinated merger control filings and approvals in jurisdictions around the globe.

She regularly counsels clients on antitrust implications and issues related to business practices such as exclusive agreements, pricing practices, potential tying issues, resale price maintenance, use of competitive information, issues specific to entities with monopoly power and many other issues. While Lesli focuses on antitrust compliance, she has extensive experience in related issues such as false and deceptive advertising claims, tortious interference and various related state law issues, as well as alleged violations of various FTC, FCC, and FDA regulations.

Lesli also has extensive experience litigating antitrust and consumer protection matters in both federal and state courts, as well as representing parties in class actions. In addition, she has extensive experience representing clients in antitrust and consumer protection government investigations, including investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration and state Attorneys General.

Following a federal clerkship, Lesli began her private practice in Washington, DC at a law firm that concentrates on plaintiffs' class actions. There, she was a member of the complex litigation practice group, focusing on antitrust and consumer protection cases. She litigated a variety of cases involving price fixing, monopolization and conspiracy allegations in both federal and state courts, as well as before the European Commission.

Lesli then joined the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition. As a Lead Attorney at the FTC, she conducted investigations of proposed mergers and acquisitions and litigated consummated mergers, in the oil and gas, refining, chemical and computer software industries. Lesli has extensive experience with FTC antitrust and consumer protection investigations, as well as Part III litigation before FTC Administrative Law Judges.