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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Antitrust Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Corporate Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Health Care Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law First Amendment Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice Government Contracts Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
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David Boies was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David Boies

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
  • Location:
    Armonk, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Public Finance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Employment Law - Individuals Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Antitrust Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Energy Law Commercial Litigation Mining Law Natural Resources Law Antitrust Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Municipal Health Care Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Copyright Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care Health Care Law Antitrust Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
Helene D. Jaffe was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Helene D. Jaffe

Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Advertising Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Antitrust Law Employment Law - Management Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Oil and Gas Law Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Energy Law Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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Roberta D. Liebenberg was awarded 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Roberta D. Liebenberg

Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Antitrust Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Insurance Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Insurance Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winter Park, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Franchise Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Energy Law Commercial Litigation Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law

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Practice Area Definition

Antitrust Law Definition

The antitrust laws are designed to foster competition and promote consumer welfare by ensuring that businesses compete fairly based on the strength of their product and service offerings. The antitrust laws target unlawful business practices that may lead to higher prices, fewer choices, or lessened innovation for consumers. For example, the antitrust laws prohibit agreements among competitors to fix prices or allocate customers (Section 1 of the Sherman Act), illegal or attempted monopolization by firms with leading market positions (Section 2 of the Sherman Act), certain tying and exclusive dealing arrangements (Section 3 of the Clayton Act), mergers and acquisitions that are likely to substantially lessen competition (Section 7 of the Clayton Act), price discrimination between competing purchasers (Robinson-Patman Act), and, generally, unfair methods of competition (Section 5 of the FTC Act). In addition, individual U.S. states and more than 100 countries around the world have enacted antitrust laws.

Courts and governmental enforcement reflect the inherently fact-specific nature of antitrust jurisprudence. Variations in laws across different jurisdictions can add further complexities to analyses of business arrangements and practices. Accordingly, clients typically engage antitrust counsel to assist with the following types of matters:

Strategic Transactions. When contemplating a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or minority investment, antitrust counsel are engaged early in the decision-making process to advise clients regarding the potential antitrust risks of a proposed business combination and to help structure the transaction to address those risks. Antitrust counsel also assists in identifying jurisdictions that may require a pre-merger notification filing and coordinating antitrust review from enforcement authorities around the globe.

Litigation. Antitrust litigations frequently involve allegations of monopolization, price-fixing, and other agreements and activity that lessens competition. These suits often proceed as class actions, in many cases involving enormous exposure representing treble damages across entire industries. In their roles as plaintiffs, defendants, or third parties, businesses require advice from antitrust counsel regarding the risks and benefits of the antitrust litigation process, which can involve treble damages (in civil litigation) or incarceration and significant fines (in criminal prosecutions).

Government Investigations. Antitrust counsel play an indispensable role in guiding companies through administrative and, when necessary, criminal processes in the U.S., European Union, and other jurisdictions for issues related to cartelization, price-fixing, monopolization, and vertical restraints. In particular, antitrust agencies around the world increasingly investigate and prosecute illegal cartels. Antitrust counsel provide overall coordination of approaches to multiple jurisdictions, especially with regard to the potential for criminal sanction, third-party access to evidence, and follow-on private litigation.

Counseling. On a day-to-day basis, many firms require antitrust guidance regarding strategic pricing decisions, structuring distribution and licensing agreements, potential competitor collaborations, interlocking directorates, and a variety of other customer-, supplier-, or competitor-facing issues that may implicate the antitrust laws. In addition, many businesses implement antitrust compliance, monitoring programs, and internal reviews in consultation with antitrust counsel.

The antitrust laws are designed to foster competition and promote consumer welfare by ensuring that businesses compete fairly based on the strength of their product and service offerings. The antitrust laws target unlawful business practices that may lead to higher prices, fewer choices, or lessened innovation for consumers. For example, the antitrust laws prohibit agreements among competitors to fix prices or allocate customers (Section 1 of the Sherman Act), illegal or attempted monopolization by firms with leading market positions (Section 2 of the Sherman Act), certain tying and exclusive dealing arrangements (Section 3 of the Clayton Act), mergers and acquisitions that are likely to substantially lessen competition (Section 7 of the Clayton Act), price discrimination between competing purchasers (Robinson-Patman Act), and, generally, unfair methods of competition (Section 5 of the FTC Act). In addition, individual U.S. states and more than 100 countries around the world have enacted antitrust laws.

Courts and governmental enforcement reflect the inherently fact-specific nature of antitrust jurisprudence. Variations in laws across different jurisdictions can add further complexities to analyses of business arrangements and practices. Accordingly, clients typically engage antitrust counsel to assist with the following types of matters:

Strategic Transactions. When contemplating a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or minority investment, antitrust counsel are engaged early in the decision-making process to advise clients regarding the potential antitrust risks of a proposed business combination and to help structure the transaction to address those risks. Antitrust counsel also assists in identifying jurisdictions that may require a pre-merger notification filing and coordinating antitrust review from enforcement authorities around the globe.

Litigation. Antitrust litigations frequently involve allegations of monopolization, price-fixing, and other agreements and activity that lessens competition. These suits often proceed as class actions, in many cases involving enormous exposure representing treble damages across entire industries. In their roles as plaintiffs, defendants, or third parties, businesses require advice from antitrust counsel regarding the risks and benefits of the antitrust litigation process, which can involve treble damages (in civil litigation) or incarceration and significant fines (in criminal prosecutions).

Government Investigations. Antitrust counsel play an indispensable role in guiding companies through administrative and, when necessary, criminal processes in the U.S., European Union, and other jurisdictions for issues related to cartelization, price-fixing, monopolization, and vertical restraints. In particular, antitrust agencies around the world increasingly investigate and prosecute illegal cartels. Antitrust counsel provide overall coordination of approaches to multiple jurisdictions, especially with regard to the potential for criminal sanction, third-party access to evidence, and follow-on private litigation.

Counseling. On a day-to-day basis, many firms require antitrust guidance regarding strategic pricing decisions, structuring distribution and licensing agreements, potential competitor collaborations, interlocking directorates, and a variety of other customer-, supplier-, or competitor-facing issues that may implicate the antitrust laws. In addition, many businesses implement antitrust compliance, monitoring programs, and internal reviews in consultation with antitrust counsel.