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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Mediation Corporate Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Arbitration Antitrust Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
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:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
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:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Antitrust Law Public Finance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law First Amendment Law Employment Law - Individuals
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:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Antitrust Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Natural Resources Law Energy Law Commercial Litigation Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Sports Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Information Technology Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Securities Franchise Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Antitrust Law Franchise Law Copyright Law Advertising Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Banking and Finance Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
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Jay N. Fastow was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Jay N. Fastow

Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
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Lawrence I. Fox was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lawrence I. Fox

Lawrence I. Fox, Esq.
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Administrative / Regulatory Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Health Care Law
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 Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
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

Law Offices of Helene D. Jaffe
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Advertising Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Sports Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Antitrust Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
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Roberta D. Liebenberg was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Roberta D. Liebenberg

Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Mediation
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:
    Health Care Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winter Park, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust 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:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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Stephen E. Nagin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Stephen E. Nagin

Schwed Kahle Kress, P.A.
  • 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:
    Antitrust Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
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:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Utilities Law Antitrust Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law Trademark Law Copyright Law Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Copyright Law Patent Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate 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.