After leaving the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, Mr. Freed has engaged in private antitrust class action litigation for 50 years. He has served as co-lead counsel in many prominent antitrust and securities fraud class action cases. Presently, Mr. Freed is serving as co-lead counsel in the Kleen Products v. International Paper/Containerboard Antitrust case and In re Opana ER Antitrust Litigation. Prior antitrust class actions in which Mr. Freed served as co-lead counsel include In re Aftermarket Filters Antitrust Litigation, In re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation, In re High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation, In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation, In re Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, In re Infant Formula Antitrust Litigation, and In re Ocean Shipping Antitrust Litigation. More than $2 billion has been recovered for the plaintiff classes in cases in which Mr. Freed has served as co-lead counsel.
Mr. Freed has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine, an Illinois Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyer’s Network, and one of the top plaintiffs’ antitrust lawyers in Illinois by Chambers and Partners. In March 2007, Mr. Freed was honored by the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice for his exceptional pro bono efforts.
Mr. Freed was formerly a trial and appellate attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (Honors Program). He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1959) and University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1962).