Recognized as a leading business lawyer, Lesli Esposito has over 20 years of experience advising and representing clients on complex issues in the fields of antitrust and consumer protection. She represents clients in a variety of industries, among them consumer products, retail, financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, telemarketing, oil and gas, mortgage lending and professional services. Lesli has a full-service practice with extensive experience in government investigations, litigation, compliance, and global merger control, focusing on competition and consumer protection issues.

Lesli regularly counsels clients on antitrust implications and issues related to business practices such as competitor collaborations, exclusive agreements, pricing practices, potential tying issues, resale price maintenance, use of competitive information, issues specific to entities with monopoly power and many other issues. Lesli also has extensive experience in consumer protection issues such as false and deceptive advertising claims, social media compliance, endorsements, disclosures, claim substantiation, tortious interference and various related state law issues, as well as alleged violations of various FTC, FCC and FDA regulations.

Lesli has extensive experience representing clients in antitrust and consumer protection government investigations, including investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and state Attorneys General.  In addition, she has extensive experience litigating antitrust and consumer protection matters in both federal and state courts, as well as representing parties in class actions. 
Lesli also has represented Fortune 500 companies in merger control matters before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. She has extensive experience with second requests, merger-related litigation and early termination. She has coordinated merger control filings and approvals in jurisdictions around the globe.

Following a federal clerkship, Lesli began her private practice in Washington, DC, at a law firm that concentrates on plaintiffs' class actions. There, she was a member of the complex litigation practice group, focusing on antitrust and consumer protection cases. She litigated a variety of cases involving price fixing, monopolization and conspiracy allegations in both federal and state courts, as well as before the European Commission.

Lesli then joined the Federal Trade Commission. As a Lead Attorney at the FTC, she conducted investigations into alleged violations of Section 5 of the FTC, including false and deceptive acts or practices and proposed mergers and acquisitions. Lesli has extensive experience with FTC antitrust and consumer protection investigations, as well as Part III litigation before FTC Administrative Law Judges.