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Richard J. Rappaport


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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1967
  • Loyola University Chicago, BS, 1965
  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

Director, American Association for Klinefelter Syndrome Information Support

Board Member, Loyola University School of Law Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

Member, Association of Attorney-Mediators

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Chicago Bar Association

Member, Lake County Bar Association

Member, Lawyers Club of the City of Chicago

Past Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Chicago Bar Association

Past President, Loyola University School of Law Alumni Association

Past Trustee, Roycemore School, Evanston, Illinois

Richard has broad experience in all types of commercial litigation, with emphasis on antitrust and unfair competition matters. He has handled numerous civil and criminal antitrust matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving price fixing, territorial and customer allocations, international cartels, tying arrangements, exclusive dealing contracts, unfair and deceptive trade practices, monopolization, and mergers and acquisitions. Many of these cases were class actions.

In addition, he has counseled clients on antitrust compliance, distribution methods, franchising, and mergers and acquisitions. He has also handled cases in federal and state courts involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, securities law violations, fraud, legal malpractice, trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement, landlord-tenant disputes, and franchise disputes.

Further, Richard has significant experience in commodities litigation, including the representation of commodities dealers and traders, futures commission merchants, commodity trading advisers, and introducing brokers in matters both in federal court and before the C.F.T.C.

Prior to entering private practice, Richard served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division from 1967-1969. He served as president of the Loyola University of Law Alumni Association and as a trustee of Roycemore School, Evanston, Illinois, and is a past member of the Chicago Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Committee.  He is currently a director of the American Association for Klinefelter Syndrome Information Support, a board member of the Loyola University School of Law Institute for the Consumer Antitrust Studies, and a member of the Lawyers Club of the City of Chicago.

Richard is a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator in the State of Florida having received more 40 hours of training in Circuit Civil Mediation from Dispute Management, Inc., in Orlando. He is also certified arbitrator for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Mandatory Arbitration Program.

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Representation of Horizon Lines, Inc. in a criminal investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice of price-fixing of ocean transportation rates between the United States mainland and Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii and defense of related treble-damage actions brought by customers seeking to recover damages as a result of the alleged conspiracy. United States v. Horizon Lines, Inc. (U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico) and In Re: Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation MDL 1960, (U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico).

Representation of Jo Tankers, Inc., a carrier of liquid chemicals in parcel tanker vessels in an international cartel investigation and related treble damage actions alleging price fixing and bid rigging. In re: Parcel Tanker Antitrust Litigation (United States District Court, for the District of Connecticut).

Representation of ADM Investor Services in a case alleging the sale of illegal off-exchange futures contracts in violation of Commodity Exchange Act as well as fraud and breach of contract; Summary judgment granted in favor of ADM Investor Services after close of discovery. Asa-Brandt, Inc., etc., et al. v. ADM Investor Services, Inc., et al. (United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa).

Representation as lead trial counsel for Stone Container in an action by investors claiming a $120 million true-up payment as a result of sale of stock in a Stone subsidiary; a favorable settlement was achieved after a three-week jury trial. Chesterfield Investments, et al. v. Stone Container Corporation (Superior Court, State of California).

Representation as lead counsel for United Telephone - Southeast in a class action accusing it of monopolistic practices with regard to ancillary telephone services; United's motion for summary judgment was granted at close of discovery. Richard R. Land, etc., et al v. United Telephone-Southeast, Inc. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee).

Named to "Illinois Super Lawyers," Antitrust and Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2005-present

Member of the antitrust practice listed as "highly recommended," Illinois State Survey, Global Competition Review, 2011

Named to the Leading Lawyers Network, Antitrust Law, Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, Division of Law Bulletin Publishing, 2004-present

Named to "Outstanding Lawyers of America," 2003-present

Named to Who’s Who in American Law, Marquis Who’s Who, 1994-1995; 2005-present

Named to Who’s Who in the Midwest, Marquis Who’s Who, 2006-present

Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation