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Jennifer L. Pratt

Chief
Antitrust Section

 
Contact
Office: 614-466-4328
Fax: 866-419-2745
Jennifer.Pratt@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov
 
Jennifer has been with the Ohio Attorney General's Office since 1995 and has been the Chief of the Antitrust Section since 2003.  She has participated in a wide array of major investigations and litigated matters from the Chlorine bid-rigging litigation to investigations of alleged anticompetitive activities in the professional sports, food additives and insurance industries. She led the litigation teams for the Ohio Attorney General's Office in the Columbia HCA/Blue Cross merger litigation, the Marion Hospital merger litigation and the Sorbates price-fixing litigation. Jennifer has authored amicus briefs filed in the Ohio Supreme Court and, on behalf of multiple states, in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, Eleventh Circuits.  She is a frequent speaker and author of publications on antitrust law, and since 2003 has served as Amicus Vice Chair for the National Association of Attorneys General’s Antitrust Task Force. Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Jennifer was in private practice.
 
Bar Admissions
  • State of Ohio (1987)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
 
Recent Presentations
  • Speaker, Vendor Collusion in Public Contracting – Detection and Reporting, multiple presentations each year to Ohio governmental purchaser groups
  • Speaker, An Ounce of Prevention – Protecting Your Purchasing Process from Unscrupulous Vendors, Ohio School Boards Association School Law for Treasurers Workshop, Fall 2016
  • Speaker, UPL Enforcement in Ohio – The Impact of North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, Supreme Court of Ohio, 2016 UPL Seminar, Fall 2016
  • Speaker, The Basics of Antitrust Law – A Few Small Tips to Help You Avoid Big Problems, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Spring 2016
  • Webcast Presenter, The Enforcer’s Perspective: Tips on Representing Your Client in an AG Antitrust Investigation, Ohio State Bar Association, Winter 2015
  • Teleconference presenter, Getting to Know the State Enforcers: Ohio, American Bar Association, Summer 2012
  • Panelist, Parallel or Follow-on Private and State Litigation, Great Lakes Antitrust Institute, Fall 2012
  • Panelist, State Enforcement, Great Lakes Antitrust Institute, Fall 2011
  • Speaker, Detecting and Reporting Collusion and Fraud on ARRA-Funded Projects, Co-presented by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Summer 2009
  • Speaker, Charting a Course for State Enforcement in the Post-Leegin World, Ohio State Bar Association, Antitrust Institute, Fall 2008
  • Speaker, The States as Amicus Curiae – A Behind-the-Scenes Look, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Spring Meeting, 2008
  • Speaker, The Ohio Attorney General – Current Enforcement Priorities, Ohio State Bar Association, Antitrust Institute, Fall 2007
 
Publications
  • Author, Attorney General’s Leniency Policy provides important option for businesses, Ohio Lawyer, March/April 2015
  • Drafter and Co-Editor, Chapter 7, State Antitrust Laws, ABA Antitrust Law Developments 6 (2007), and Chapter 7, Antitrust Law Developments Annual Review (2008)
  • Author, Chapter 3 – Confidentiality Issues, ABA State Antitrust Enforcement Handbook, First Edition (2003); Second Edition (2008)
  • Author, The NAAG Pre-Merger Compact and its Effect on Civil Investigative Demands, ABA State Antitrust Enforcement Committee Newsletter, Winter 1998
Education
  • Indiana University School of Law and Graduate School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana, JD/MBA, 1987
    • Senior Managing Editor, Indiana Law Journal
  • Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, B.A., Economics, 1983
 
Additional Professional Activities and Awards
 
  • Convener, Gasoline Pricing Working Group, National Association of Attorneys General Antitrust Task Force, 2007-present
  • East Regional Vice Chair, National Association of Attorneys General Antitrust Task Force, 2003-05
  • Member, State Action Working Group, National Association of Attorneys General Antitrust Task Force
  • Member, Ohio Attorney General’s Ethics Panel
  • Ohio State Bar Association Antitrust Section Council Member 2006-present
  • Attorney General’s Excellence in Legal Writing Award 2008
  • Attorney General’s Innovation and Excellence Award 2005
  • Attorney General’s Pro Bono Award 2002