Barry Frett


Mr. Frett joined Sperling & Slater as an Associate in 2021. After clerking for a year on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable D. Brooks Smith, Mr. Frett rejoined Sperling & Slater as an Associate in 2023.  He has represented clients in a variety of complex civil litigations.  Mr. Frett’s representative experience includes:

  • Representing a class of software developers in a multibillion-dollar nationwide antitrust class action;
  • Defending a poultry producer in a multibillion-dollar nationwide antitrust class action;
  • Representing an automobile manufacturer in a high-profile action involving state-tort and federal-RICO claims against a rival automobile manufacturer;
  • Defending a drug manufacturer in an antitrust class action against drug companies involving compliance with statutory drug-pricing regulations;
  • Representing a real-estate developer in a multimillion-dollar personal injury action involving corporate veil-piercing.

Prior to joining Sperling & Slater, Mr. Frett was a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  Mr. Frett was also a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellow at the Center for Disability and Elder Law. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Frett was a middle and high school science teacher. 


  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D., with honors, 2019)
    • The University of Chicago Law Review, Topic Access & Recruitment Editor
    • Winner of The Sidley Austin Prize, for excellence in Brief Writing in the Bigelow Moot Court Competition 
  • Marian University (M.A., in Teaching, 2014)
  • Williams College (B.A., magna cum laude, in Psychology, 2012)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Varsity Lacrosse


  • Illinois
  • S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit