Colin Ahler's practice is concentrated in commercial litigation, with a focus and particular experience in antitrust and unfair competition matters. Colin’s antitrust litigation experience includes the defense and prosecution of federal and state antitrust claims in multi-district litigation, class actions, competitor suits, and actions by government authorities. Colin has provided clients with antitrust counseling and compliance training, and has drafted antitrust policies and manuals for companies and trade associations.
In addition, Colin has assisted companies with government contract issues including proposal compliance, protests, claims and litigation. He also has experience dealing with the state-specific procurement codes, the federal rules including the acquisition regulations, and the Department of Energy laws specific to government contracts.
Colin’s litigation experience also includes First Amendment law, appellate matters, real estate and land use matters, election law and Indian law. Colin has authored briefs filed with various federal and state appellate courts around the country including the U.S. Supreme Court and the Arizona Supreme Court. He has also assisted clients in conducting internal investigations.
Colin's pro bono practice has included a petition for post-conviction relief in state court, an amicus brief filed with the Arizona Supreme Court concerning the selection of members to the state's independent redistricting commission and the representation of clients seeking asylum under federal immigration law.
Harvard Law School (J.D., 2005)
Arizona State University (B.S., Economics, summa cum laude, 2001)
Moeur Award Recipient (highest GPA in graduating class)
American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
"Antitrust Law Primer: How to Collaborate with Competitors," Co-Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Webinar (April 13, 2021)