ANTITRUST & TRADE REGULATION

Heightened enforcement of the laws that regulate competition is a challenge requiring sophisticated strategy based on experience. From complex mergers and acquisitions to strategic day-to-day competition counseling, civil and criminal government investigations, and litigation, we are prepared to advocate your position on the full spectrum of competition law.

Staying Ahead of the Competition and the Regulations that Govern It

The Scope of Our Practice

Our antitrust and trade regulation attorneys help domestic and international corporations and associations achieve their business goals. We represent clients in nearly all types of antitrust matters, from counseling and compliance to complex jury trials and everything in between. Our clients include some of the most well-respected and significant healthcare, biotechnology, chemical, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, high-tech, distribution and retail companies in the country.

Our attorneys have assisted clients with matters regarding price-fixing, monopolization, boycotts, mergers and acquisitions, distribution, exclusive dealings, and other antitrust and trade regulation issues. We have also helped foreign companies navigate U.S. federal and state antitrust laws, including both civil litigation and parallel government investigations. Our team’s experience, combined with their in-depth understanding of your business and objectives, are the combination that will keep you ahead of potential antitrust or trade regulation issues and resolve unforeseen problems if they occur. 

Mergers and Acquisitions

Working in conjunction with our team of corporate, intellectual property and healthcare attorneys, our antitrust and trade regulation team has handled the full range of issues that arise out of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations and other forms of affiliation, as well as industry consolidations. If the deal requires working on your behalf with federal and/or state regulatory enforcement agencies, we know the process and the players and will help you get it done. 

Day-to-Day Competition Counsel

Responding to evolving competitive conditions is a challenge for every business. We can help you position your products and services for growth by advising you on issues related to pricing, distribution, intellectual property and other compliance concerns. We have counseled clients ranging from retail and healthcare to high-tech and heavy industry, as well as trade associations and their members, on how to comply with antitrust laws.

Government Investigations

Our multidisciplinary team represents clients before the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, and other federal and state regulatory agencies. Along with our white-collar defense and investigations attorneys, we will help you meet the challenge of civil or criminal government investigations. We have represented companies in both indictments and civil complaints resulting from government investigations, as well as defending antitrust class actions that arose out of government investigations both in the U.S. and abroad. And If you are subpoenaed as a third-party witness, we will guide you through that process as well.

Going to Trial

From the beginning of the discovery phase, our intention is to take the case to trial if necessary. This approach has enabled us to secure favorable jury and non-jury decisions for our clients.

Handling Large & Complex Cases

We’re no strangers to bet-the-company cases, often handling complex antitrust cases with damage claims in the hundreds of millions or billions of dollars.

  • Named in 2010 by Law360 for its “Antitrust Case of the Decade,” our trial lawyers won a case that dramatically changed litigation strategies used by plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust class certification disputes.
  • We tried one of the largest antitrust class action cases ever to face a jury, obtaining judgment in our client's favor on plaintiffs’ multi-billion dollar damage claim at the close of the 11-week case.
  • We have litigated national class-action conspiracy lawsuits brought by direct and indirect purchasers, as well as cases involving sophisticated antitrust issues like immunity and those that surface where antitrust and patent law meet.

Recognized Leadership

Our antitrust lawyers are recognized by inclusion in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA and Super Lawyers. We are frequently asked to serve as key speakers and panelists for competition law programs, and we frequently author articles and teach classes on competition-related issues.