R. Dale Grimes


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Dale Grimes, a member of the firm and co-chair of its Antitrust & Trade Practices Group, has more than 30 years of experience handling civil litigation matters in both state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies throughout Tennessee with a special focus on antitrust, consumer fraud, complex litigation, class actions, telecommunications, energy and water. He currently serves as counsel for a major auto manufacturer in a complex auto parts antitrust investigation. In addition to extensive experience in complex cases, including multidistrict litigation, Dale has been counsel of record for defendants in more than 30 class actions.

Dale’s practice also focuses on antitrust counseling to clients on a variety of merger, pre-merger notification, competition conduct and compliance issues, as well as government and internal antitrust investigations, in a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, healthcare, pharmaceutical, distribution and retail, communications, consumer products, medical technology, and wood products. He has spoken on healthcare and antitrust issues to business and trade organizations, healthcare provider groups and various clients including the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Tennessee Bar Association. In addition, Dale has designed and presented antitrust compliance programs for various clients.

In the telecommunications and utilities field, Dale represents telecommunications, natural gas and water distribution clients before the Tennessee Regulatory Authority as well as in state and federal courts.

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Lex Mundi — Antitrust, Competition & Trade Practice Group, Chair (2012-2014)

American Bar Association — Sections on: Antitrust Law, Vice-Chair of Programs Committee (2019-2023), Co-Chair (2017-2018), Chair (2016) and Vice Chair (2013-2016) of Pricing Conduct Committee; Litigation

Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association — Federal Court Committee, Co-Chair (1990)

American Health Law Association (AHLA)