Teresa Bonder, co-leader of Alston & Bird’s Antitrust Team and partner-in-charge of the San Francisco office, has been honored as one of California’s top antitrust lawyers by the Daily Journal in its inaugural list of the leading antitrust practitioners in plaintiff, defense, and government work in California.
With more than 25 years of experience at Alston & Bird, Bonder focuses her practice on high-stakes antitrust and other complex commercial litigation and has litigated antitrust claims in courts across the country on behalf of clients in the pharmaceutical, financial services, and other industries. In addition, she has defended multiple financial services institutions in antitrust cases and challenges under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act brought by classes of consumers, competitors, and trade associations.
Among her successes, Bonder was lead counsel for Sandoz Inc., a subsidiary of Novartis International AG, in two antitrust litigation matters in which plaintiffs alleged violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The matters involved cutting-edge issues related to standard-setting organizations and the intersection of antitrust and patent law.
Bonder took on the role as partner in charge of Alston & Bird’s San Francisco office at the time of its opening in 2017. Since then, the office has doubled in size to 15 lawyers representing a broad range of litigation services, including class action, environmental and land use, financial services, intellectual property, antitrust, and products liability and mass torts.
The Daily Journal is California’s largest newspaper covering the legal industry. Its “Top Antitrust Lawyers” list is compiled from hundreds of nominations submitted by lawyers statewide, with the honorees selected based on the impact of their antitrust work.