Representation of a domestic ocean container shipping company in a criminal investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice of price-fixing of ocean transportation rates between the continental United States and Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, and defense of related private class actions seeking to recover treble-damages as a result of the alleged conspiracy to fix prices.
Representation of a major carrier of liquid chemicals in parcel tanker vessels in an international cartel investigation and defense of related treble damage actions alleging price fixing and bid rigging by competitors in the parcel tanker shipping industry.
Representation of a major carrier of liquid chemicals in parcel tanker vessels in indirect purchaser putative class actions involving allegations of price fixing, bid rigging, and market and customer allocation arrangements under various state antitrust laws.
Representation of an ambulatory surgery center in civil litigation in which it alleged, among other things, the defendant hospital used anticompetitive tying and bundling to secure an exclusive contract from the area’s largest employer self-funded health plan. The case settled after the antitrust claims survived the defendant hospital’s motion for summary judgment. Corporate Counseling
Development of expedited, internal investigation of possible anticompetitive behavior and secured admission into the U.S. Department of Justice’s Corporate Leniency Program.
Development and implementation of proactive antitrust audits of multinational corporations in North America, South America and Europe in a number of industries, such as transportation, paper products, chemicals, construction, and packaging and building materials.
Development and implementation of antitrust compliance programs, as well as training programs and seminars for clients and their employees.
Advice on a variety of pricing and distribution issues, such as resale price maintenance, exclusivity, bundled discounts, most favored nation clauses, and price discrimination.