Richard J. Rappaport

Chicago, Illinois 60601


Antitrust, Civil, Commercial, Commodities, Contract, Franchise, International, Maritime, Securities, Transportation, Unfair Competition

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.



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



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