Antitrust Litigation & Government Investigations

Clients rely on our antitrust litigation and government investigations lawyers for their most complex civil, criminal and regulatory needs. We are known as imaginative problem solvers who find creative, practical ways for clients to compete with maximum flexibility and acceptable risk. Our lawyers regularly appear before courts, agencies and tribunals throughout the United States and in Europe and we have achieved success for numerous clients at trial.

We take pride in the fact that we secure positive outcomes for U.S. and international clients who entrust us with high-stakes antitrust matters. These outcomes include securing dismissals of lawsuits, convincing government enforcement agencies not to bring charges, obtaining leniency or immunity under amnesty programs, negotiating favorable plea agreements and settlements, and winning acquittals at trial.

Experienced in all forms of civil antitrust litigation, we 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 and multidistrict class actions. Our trial teams have litigated virtually every aspect of the antitrust laws, including price fixing, monopolization, exclusive dealing, predatory pricing, tying arrangements, price discrimination, and a host of other horizontal and vertical conspiracy claims in industries representing nearly all segments of the economy.

In the criminal antitrust arena, we represent domestic and foreign companies, as well as individuals in proceedings including trials, dawn raids, grand jury investigations and amnesty applications.



    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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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