Richard Alan Arnold is a nationally recognized trial lawyer specializing in complex litigation. He has tried antitrust cases for plaintiffs and defendants. During his over 30 years of concentration on these cases, his practice has emphasized individual plaintiff cases rather than class action or mass action representation. He has represented public companies, entrepreneurial individuals, and privately-held companies in plaintiff’s antitrust cases in a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, vitamins, telecommunications, consumable commodities, banking, automotive, health care, and airlines. He also has represented opt-out plaintiffs in many of the civil antitrust cases that have proceeded parallel to or following the U.S. government’s criminal prosecution of international cartels.
Besides his private antitrust work, Richard has served as a special assistant attorney general in several states, both as prosecutor and as counsel. He is a member of the American Law Institute and the ABA Section on Antitrust, and he belongs to other professional associations. He formerly chaired the Ad Hoc Committee on Rules and Procedures of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He has written on such topics as implied rights of action under the antitrust laws and has also lectured on antitrust law.