Antitrust & Trade Regulation



When your business is facing a claim related to antitrust laws — including the federal Sherman Act, Clayton Act and Robinson-Patman Act and their state law counterparts — our experienced antitrust litigators can help. We have represented clients on issues such as monopolization, vertical and horizontal non-price restraints, price fixing, predatory pricing, price discrimination and other restraints of trade. We are intimately familiar with the interplay between these laws and various common law business torts.

Our antitrust litigators also have represented clients with respect to claims under protectionist state statutes such as sales-below-cost statutes, franchising statutes and fair merchandising acts. We have extensive experience with laws regulating specialized businesses such as petroleum marketers, vehicle marketers, dairies and distillers. When antitrust issues overlap with franchise and distribution issues, we work closely with attorneys in our Franchise and Distribution Litigation practice area.

We counsel business clients in an effort to avoid antitrust pitfalls. When litigation is unavoidable, our experience allows us to quickly and accurately assess risk and exposure and develop the most cost-effective solution.