McGuireWoods’ lawyers have developed deserved reputations as imaginative problem solvers in a wide range of antitrust matters – civil, criminal and regulatory. They regularly appear before courts, agencies and tribunals throughout the United States and in Europe.
We have substantial experience in all forms of civil antitrust litigation. We regularly represent corporations, trade associations and individuals in follow-on treble damage civil litigation spawned by government investigations and in other civil antitrust litigation, including indirect purchaser litigation and multi-district class actions.
Our trial teams have litigated antitrust disputes involving allegations of price fixing, monopolization, attempts to monopolize, predatory pricing, tying arrangements, price discrimination and a host of other claims in an array of industries, ranging from ground and marine transportation, to paper products, telecommunications, soft drinks, highway and airport paving, life sciences, health care, furniture, coalbed methane gas and baked goods.
We have equally substantial experience in the criminal antitrust arena, and have represented domestic and foreign companies and individuals in a variety of proceedings, including dawn raids, grand jury investigations and amnesty applications, as well as criminal trials involving allegations of price fixing, bid rigging, customer and market allocations and many other claims.
We take pride in the fact that we have been able to achieve a full range of positive outcomes for clients, from convincing the government not to bring charges, to securing dismissals of lawsuit, to obtaining leniency under amnesty programs, negotiating favorable plea agreements and settlements, securing immunity for targets of investigations, avoiding debarment or disqualification from bidding on government contracts and winning acquittals at trial. Our European lawyers handle similar matters, with similar results, in the EU.