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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Trademark Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Administrative / Regulatory Law Utilities Law Litigation - Construction Consumer Law Litigation - Antitrust Construction Law Commercial Litigation Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Intellectual Property Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Trusts and Estates Legal Malpractice Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Franchise Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Health Care Legal Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Health Care Litigation - Intellectual Property Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - Antitrust Nonprofit / Charities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust International Trade and Finance Law Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law Financial Services Regulation Law International Arbitration - Commercial Banking and Finance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Patent Law Mass Tort Litigation Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Product Liability Litigation Trademark Law
Lawyer
Barry C. Barnett was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Barry C. Barnett

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Marshall, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Energy Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Governance Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Arbitration Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Antitrust Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
Gregory M. Bentz was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Gregory M. Bentz

Sharp Law LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Consumer Protection Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Arbitration Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Mediation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
Steven M. Bierman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Steven M. Bierman

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Mediation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration
Lawyer
Brandon L. Bigelow was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Brandon L. Bigelow

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Consumer Protection Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Privacy and Data Security Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Technology Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Armonk, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Public Finance Law Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care Appellate Practice Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation Personal Injury Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Litigation - Antitrust Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Litigation - Antitrust Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Uniondale, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Trusts and Estates Appellate Practice Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Environmental Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Antitrust Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Securities Litigation - Patent Patent Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Technology Law Litigation - Antitrust Privacy and Data Security Law Communications Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Real Estate Mediation Qui Tam Law Arbitration Antitrust Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Economic Development Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Health Care Law Franchise Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Antitrust Law
Lawyer
Bill Carmody was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Bill Carmody

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Copyright Law Litigation - Securities Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Trademark Law Qui Tam Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Securities Health Care Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Patent Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Trade Secrets Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Securities Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Securities Antitrust Law Corporate Governance Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Transportation Law Litigation - Antitrust Securities Regulation Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Insurance Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Trade Secrets Law Health Care Law Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Health Care Franchise Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Insurance Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Privacy and Data Security Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law Securities Regulation Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Corporate Law Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law Insurance Law Litigation - Antitrust Sports Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Administrative / Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Antitrust Law First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Commercial Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Advertising Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Health Care Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Environmental Law Tax Law Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Litigation - Securities Franchise Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Energy Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Sports Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Copyright Law Patent Law Information Technology Law Advertising Law Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Franchise Law Antitrust Law Trademark Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Arbitration Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Newport Beach, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Mass Tort Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Insurance Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Litigation - Health Care Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Environmental Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Real Estate Media Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Insurance Entertainment Law - Music Banking and Finance Law Copyright Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Sports Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation Litigation - Securities Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Health Care Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Derivatives and Futures Law Litigation - Securities Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation First Amendment Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Technology Law Litigation - Antitrust Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Patent Franchise Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Information Technology Law Advertising Law
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Lawrence I. Fox was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lawrence I. Fox

Lawrence I. Fox, Esq.
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent
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  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities
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  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Real Estate Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Corporate Compliance Law Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Litigation - Securities
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  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Derivatives and Futures Law Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Antitrust Law Litigation - Securities
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Antitrust Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Technology Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Appellate Practice
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  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Antitrust Corporate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Securities Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
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  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Antitrust Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Securities Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities Health Care Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mass Tort Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Securities Construction Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation Arbitration Mediation Litigation - Bankruptcy Insurance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Regulation Litigation - Banking and Finance Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
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  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Antitrust Law Litigation - Health Care Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Litigation - Antitrust Criminal Defense: White-Collar Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Sports Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Antitrust Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Trusts and Estates Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Mergers and Acquisitions Law Government Relations Practice Antitrust Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Real Estate Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Qui Tam Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care
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  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives and Futures Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Securities Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Mutual Funds Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
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  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Health Care Law Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Encino, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Trade Secrets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Trademark Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Texarkana, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation and Controversy - Tax Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Technology Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
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  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Franchise Law Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Dover, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI / DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Antitrust

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - Antitrust Definition

Antitrust litigation both takes a wide variety of forms and encompasses a wide variety of subject matters. Both the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have jurisdiction to investigate and bring actions for violations of the U.S. antitrust laws and state attorneys general similarly are empowered to enforce parallel state antitrust laws. Such government actions may involve allegedly illegal agreements, including agreements whereby two companies agree to merge or otherwise combine business operations, as well as claims for price-fixing, monopolization, and unfair competition. Government agencies can seek injunctions, damages, and significant fines or even incarceration (in criminal antitrust prosecutions).

Private antitrust litigation can involve a single plaintiff and a single defendant in a single jurisdiction but more often involves groups or classes of plaintiffs often pursuing claims in multiple jurisdictions. Anticompetitive conduct that is condemned by the antitrust laws is often alleged to have harmed large groups of consumers or competitors, and the availability of treble damages under the antitrust laws provides a strong incentive for pursuing class claims. As with government antitrust litigation, the subject matter of private antitrust litigation can vary widely, including claims for alleged price fixing, price discrimination, bid rigging, tying, refusals to deal, vertical trade restraints, monopolization, attempted monopolization, and unfair competition.

Because antitrust litigation is often characterized by parallel governmental actions and private litigation spanning multiple domestic and even foreign jurisdictions, managing the risks of monetary and reputational harms consistent with the client’s business needs and goals requires a great deal of sensitivity and judgment on the part of the antitrust litigator. A skilled antitrust litigator must understand his or her client’s overall business operations as well as objectives and be able to develop a comprehensive strategy for dealing with many claimed stakeholders.

The intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law is an increasing focus in antitrust litigation. In part because patents convey limited monopolies, it is not uncommon for defendants in patent and copyright litigation to assert that plaintiffs have engaged in anticompetitive conduct in violation of the antitrust laws. The ownership and licensing of large portfolios of intellectual property rights — especially patents that are essential to practicing industrywide standards — have been a particular focus of recent antitrust litigation. For example, the U.S. Department of Justice has recently examined the acquisition of large patent portfolios by Microsoft, Apple, and others. And there are numerous pending investigations and litigations concerning whether owners of standards-essential patents are entitled to obtain injunctions against alleged infringers.

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Antitrust litigation both takes a wide variety of forms and encompasses a wide variety of subject matters. Both the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have jurisdiction to investigate and bring actions for violations of the U.S. antitrust laws and state attorneys general similarly are empowered to enforce parallel state antitrust laws. Such government actions may involve allegedly illegal agreements, including agreements whereby two companies agree to merge or otherwise combine business operations, as well as claims for price-fixing, monopolization, and unfair competition. Government agencies can seek injunctions, damages, and significant fines or even incarceration (in criminal antitrust prosecutions).

Private antitrust litigation can involve a single plaintiff and a single defendant in a single jurisdiction but more often involves groups or classes of plaintiffs often pursuing claims in multiple jurisdictions. Anticompetitive conduct that is condemned by the antitrust laws is often alleged to have harmed large groups of consumers or competitors, and the availability of treble damages under the antitrust laws provides a strong incentive for pursuing class claims. As with government antitrust litigation, the subject matter of private antitrust litigation can vary widely, including claims for alleged price fixing, price discrimination, bid rigging, tying, refusals to deal, vertical trade restraints, monopolization, attempted monopolization, and unfair competition.

Because antitrust litigation is often characterized by parallel governmental actions and private litigation spanning multiple domestic and even foreign jurisdictions, managing the risks of monetary and reputational harms consistent with the client’s business needs and goals requires a great deal of sensitivity and judgment on the part of the antitrust litigator. A skilled antitrust litigator must understand his or her client’s overall business operations as well as objectives and be able to develop a comprehensive strategy for dealing with many claimed stakeholders.

The intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law is an increasing focus in antitrust litigation. In part because patents convey limited monopolies, it is not uncommon for defendants in patent and copyright litigation to assert that plaintiffs have engaged in anticompetitive conduct in violation of the antitrust laws. The ownership and licensing of large portfolios of intellectual property rights — especially patents that are essential to practicing industrywide standards — have been a particular focus of recent antitrust litigation. For example, the U.S. Department of Justice has recently examined the acquisition of large patent portfolios by Microsoft, Apple, and others. And there are numerous pending investigations and litigations concerning whether owners of standards-essential patents are entitled to obtain injunctions against alleged infringers.