Alicia Batts has extensive experience representing clients in antitrust matters in a multitude of business sectors. Alicia is a strategic advisor to corporations and represents their interests before the antitrust enforcement agencies. Fortune 500 and other leading companies turn to Alicia for creative solutions to competitive impact concerns raised by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ). Alicia’s 30-plus years in competition law include a two-year tenure as an attorney adviser to an FTC commissioner, where she gained firsthand insight into the processes and analysis that inform enforcement actions. Alicia’s practice includes the full range of antitrust and unfair competition-related counsel and litigation, including consumer protection matters before the FTC and state authorities, and international merger enforcement. She is a trusted advocate for clients facing sensitive, nonpublic antitrust and unfair competition-related matters, as well as multijurisdictional matters. She also represents high-profile clients in class actions and competitor suits.

Antitrust Counsel, Investigations & Disputes

Alicia represents parties in merger and civil antitrust enforcement actions, FTC consumer protection enforcement actions, antitrust litigation, and antitrust counterclaims in intellectual property disputes. She works to resolve FTC and DOJ conduct investigations confidentially — without need for litigation or consent agreements.

Alicia has provided antitrust counsel to clients in the manufacturing, publishing, energy, biologics, chemical, defense, health care and financial services industries. She provides guidance and training to clients related to antitrust compliance with the Sherman, Clayton, FTC, Webb-Pomerene and Robinson-Patman Acts. She also provides distribution advice for manufacturers, multilevel distribution systems and dealers. Alicia guides clients entering into:

  • Government and state antitrust investigations
  • Second Request and antitrust consent negotiations
  • Strategic alliances or competitor collaborations
  • Joint research or buying activities, including sharing of sensitive information 
  • Exclusive dealing arrangements, including bundling, rebate or loyalty programs

Antitrust Litigation

Alicia represents parties in antitrust litigation filed by both government enforcement agencies and private parties. She defends and represents companies pursuing claims under the federal and state antitrust laws, including.

  • Sherman Act Section 1 and 2 Claims
  • Clayton Act litigation
  • Robinson-Patman litigation
  • Antitrust counterclaims to intellectual property claims

Personal Interests

Besides spending time with family and friends, Alicia spends her free time traveling, enjoying the outdoors and playing tennis. She is also active in Harvard alumni activities and served as a Freshman Class Convocation Marshal in 2017.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


Columbia Law School
J.D. Columbia Business Law Review - Managing Editor (1990)

Harvard College
A.B. in Social Studies (1987)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Discerning Data – a forum that discusses developments in privacy, cybersecurity, information governance and data analytics

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Antitrust Section, Previous Vice Chair
  • American Bar Association — Health Care Section
  • Antitrust Law Journal — Former Editor
  • Diverse Partners Network

Civic Activities

  • The Links Incorporated — Capital City Chapter, Treasurer
  • Appleseed Foundation — Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Humane Rescue Alliance — Board of Directors


  • Lawyers of Color — Wonderful Women, 2023
  • Global Competition Review — Women in Antitrust 2021 
  • American Lawyer — 2014 Global M&A Deal of the Year for Ares/Neiman Marcus $6 Billion Transaction, 2014
  • The Deal Magazine — 2011 Private Equity Deal of the Year for Grifols S.A./Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. Merger
  • Global Competition Review — 2011 Merger Control Matter of the Year Finalist
  • Black Enterprise — America’s Top Black Lawyers, 2004
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
The Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP website uses cookies to make your browsing experience as useful as possible. In order to have the full site experience, keep cookies enabled on your web browser. By browsing our site with cookies enabled, you are agreeing to their use. Review Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's cookies information for more details.