A seasoned advocate, Anthony DiResta has assisted clients in bet-the-company governmental investigations and litigation pursued by federal agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as in state enforcement proceedings involving state attorneys general. He is considered to be one of the national leaders in the Consumer Protection Bar. In high-profile investigations and litigation, he has defended a vast number of businesses, from Fortune 50 companies to startups. His clients are involved in a diverse range of industry sectors, including financial services (from banks to debt collection agencies), healthcare (from pharmaceutical companies to nutritional supplements), media, hospitality, food and beverage, real estate, transportation and technology. And, the issues he has addressed cover all consumer protection topics, including privacy / data breaches / data security, marketing practices, social media advertising, internet law, unfair competition, federal and state regulations, and compliance management.
Mr. DiResta is a former Director of the FTC's Southeast Regional office, where he supervised many of the enforcement, investigative, litigation and outreach activities of the Competition and Consumer Protection Bureaus of the agency. Under his leadership, the Southeast Regional office received the John Marshall Award from the U.S. Attorney General for its enforcement achievements. Mr. DiResta also served as a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.
Mr. DiResta is Co-Chair of Holland & Knight's Consumer Protection Practice, and he was recently honored as one of the nation's top "Regulatory Trailblazers & Pioneers" by The National Law Journal.
Mr. DiResta is widely published in the areas of commercial litigation, FTC and CFPB matters, governmental investigations, consumer protection and antitrust law – with many articles cited by the courts and law review publications. In fact, one of his articles was cited with approval by the U.S. Supreme Court in Eastman Kodak Co. v. Image Technical Services, Inc., a leading antitrust decision.
He is devoted to pro bono service,and is currently working with educational and arts institutions on revising their policies and practices to address systemic racism as well as addressing the operational challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also received recognitions for his community service, and is the 2020 recipient of the Rollins College Alumni Service Award.