Antitrust Litigation and Government Investigations

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.

CONTACTS

Amy B. Manning Partner T: +1 312 750 8904 Email
Howard Feller Partner T: +1 804 775 4393 Email
James H. Walsh Partner T: +1 804 775 4356 Email
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representative Matter

Defeated summary judgment in a civil antitrust lawsuit alleging illegal tying, bundling, and exclusive dealing

Representation of an ambulatory surgery center in civil litigation in which it alleged 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.
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Obtained total dismissal of claims against health care plan

Representation of a health care plan that was sued by The American Chiropractic Association, the Virginia Chiropractic Association and several chiropractors. The plaintiffs alleged a conspiracy in violation of the federal and state antitrust laws, attempted monopolization, a RICO violation, tortious interference, a common law conspiracy, breach of contract, and violation of state law. Obtained a total dismissal of all of the plaintiffs' claims through a summary judgment motion, which subsequently was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit.
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Company in the construction industry

Successfully defended a company in the construction industry in a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice in Dallas. The firm persuaded the DOJ to close the grand jury investigation without bringing any charges against our client.
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Defended client in criminal price fixing investigation by the DOJ and follow-on civil litigation.

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  and defense of related treble-damage actions brought by customers seeking to recover damages as a result of the alleged conspiracy.
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Domestic and Foreign Corporations

Conducted expedited internal investigations into possible cartel behavior to ascertain the potential need to self-report under the U.S. Department of Justice Amnesty Program.
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Fortune 100 chemical company

Obtained dismissal of antitrust claims against a Fortune 100 chemical company alleged to have unlawfully excluded a competitor from competing in the United States.
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Large food manufacturer

Representation of a large food manufacturer in civil litigation in which it was alleged to have entered into unlawful tying arrangements and exclusive dealing agreements to monopolize the relevant market.
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Leading energy producer

Represented a leading energy producer in civil litigation in which it was alleged to have monopolized coal bed methane gas production and transportation in certain markets.
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Major carrier of liquid chemicals

Representation of a major carrier of liquid chemicals in ocean-going vessels in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and in defense of numerous treble damage actions alleging anticompetitive conduct by competitors in the parcel tanker shipping industry.
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Vigorously defending clients if litigation emerges from cartel investigations or key competition laws

Counsel in relation to European Commission and UK Office of Fair Trading cartel investigations, including dealing with leniency and the EU settlement procedure. Sectors include insurance, general manufacturing, electronic equipment and transport.
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Tammy L Adkins Tammy L. Adkins
Counsel
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 750 5727
F: +1 312 920 6193
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Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels
Email
T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Yongqing Bao Yongqing Bao
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels
Email
T: +32 2 629 42 24
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Kristen M Calleja Kristen M. Calleja
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1374
F: +1 804 698 2264
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Joshua D Davey Joshua D. Davey
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2167
F: +1 704 805 5019
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Michael F Easley Jr. Michael F. Easley Jr.
Associate
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601
Email
T: +1 919 755 6696
F: +1 919 755 6583
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Jason D Evans Jason D. Evans
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2050
F: +1 704 444 8774
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Howard Feller Howard Feller
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4393
F: +1 804 698 2051
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Matthew D Fender Matthew D. Fender
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1076
F: +1 804 698 2209
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Rachael Freyman Rachel J. Freyman
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 849 8124
F: +1 312 920 6122
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Matthew Hall Matthew Hall
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels
Email
T: +32 2 629 42 34
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Jeremiah A Jenkins Jeremiah A. Jenkins
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2258
F: +1 704 444 8724
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J. Brent Justus J. Brent Justus
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040
Email
T: +1 804 775 1018
F: +1 804 698 2026
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Henry L Kitchin Jr. Henry L. Kitchin Jr.
Partner
300 North Third Street
Suite 320
Wilmington, NC 28401-4099
Email
T: +1 910 254 3822
F: +1 910 254 3823
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Robert W Loftin Robert W. Loftin
Senior Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4715
F: +1 804 698 2177
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Lucier_Casey Casey Erin Lucier
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 7695
F: +1 804 698 2153
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Bethany Gayle Lukitsch Bethany Gayle Lukitsch
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4711
F: +1 804 698 2261
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Amy B Manning Amy B. Manning
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 750 8904
F: +1 312 558 4386
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Bill Mayberry Bill Mayberry
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2024
F: +1 704 444 8751
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Yves Melin Yves Melin
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels
Email
T: +32 2 629 42 26
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Tracy Evans Moyer Tracy Evans Moyer
Counsel
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106
Email
T: +1 212 548 2143
F: +1 212 715 6263
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Felecity Potter Felicity Potter
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom
Email
T: +44 20 7632 1686
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Matthew J Reynolds Matthew J. Reynolds
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1192
F: +1 804 440 7729
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Angelo Russo Angelo M. Russo
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 849 8168
F: +1 312 849 8169
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Seth A Schaeffer Seth A. Schaeffer
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1174
F: +1 804 698 2167
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