Doing business in a global environment requires not only experience, but also up-to-date knowledge of U.S. federal and state antitrust laws, as well as the laws of the European Economic Community and other countries. The antitrust lawyers in McGuireWoods’ Life Sciences industry group serve foreign and domestic companies, trade associations and individuals as business counselors, trial lawyers and agency professionals throughout the world, and in all major areas of antitrust and trade regulation law.
Our accomplished team of lawyers has specific depth of experience in three principal areas: government investigations and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and business counseling. When it comes to civil and criminal antitrust matters, our trial lawyers have built career reputations through their regular appearances before courts and tribunals throughout the United States and Europe. We represent clients in a broad range of matters such as cartels, parallel civil and criminal proceedings, and civil class actions and arbitrations. Our antitrust lawyers also have many years of experience in obtaining Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for mergers and acquisitions.
As business counselors, our antitrust lawyers focus on preventing litigation from arising in the first place by preparing antitrust audits, assessing and implementing compliance programs, and providing employee training programs. For example, our pre-suit counsel in abbreviating new drug application (ANDA) cases has proven highly effective. In other cases, litigation is the most effective option; as in a recent matter during which our lawyers successfully defended one of the world’s leading manufacturers of generic prescription medicines in a series of civil actions arising from its ANDAs.
An equal focus of our life sciences antitrust lawyers is assisting clients with designing marketing and distribution systems that comply with antitrust laws, advising clients on pricing and distribution issues, structuring joint ventures and strategic alliances, and conducting antitrust audits and compliance programs. Ranked among the largest U.S. law firms with a major healthcare practice, we offer a full range of legal services, including corporate law, finance, tax, international trade, customs, labor and employment, and telecommunications.