Overview


As the head of McDermott’s Consumer Protection practice, Lesli Esposito uses her unique experience as a former federal regulator and plaintiffs’ class action lawyer to partner with companies around the globe to achieve their business goals amid a complex consumer protection and antitrust landscape.

Whether it’s counseling clients, representing them in federal or state government investigations, defending them in class action litigation, filing litigation claims on their behalf, or navigating global merger control, Lesli has achieved successful results for clients across a range of diverse industries. Leveraging nearly 25 years of experience, she identifies innovative strategies and creative solutions, utilizing a business focused approach to advance her clients’ goals.

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Results


Class Actions

  • On behalf of a leading consumer products company, successfully defeated class certification in multiple nationwide class actions alleging false, deceptive, and fraudulent advertising and marketing practices under federal and state law
  • Leveraging an aggressive schedule, achieved withdrawal of a proposed class action in federal court alleging deceptive advertising practices
  • Successfully resolved class action alleging multiple antitrust claims under federal and state law in the pharmaceutical industry

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Recognitions


  • Philly Biz, Best Attorneys in Business, Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • The Legal 500 United States 2022
  • Lesli is a sought-after author and speaker on antitrust and consumer protection issues, and is frequently quoted by media outlets such as USA Today, Time magazine, CNBC and Law360.

Community


  • American Bar Association (Section of Antitrust Law, Consumer Protection)

Credentials


Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, JD, 1998
Boston College, BA, 1995

Admissions
District of Columbia
Maryland
Pennsylvania

Courts/Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the District of Oregon
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania