Antitrust is an ever-increasing concern to every business. Criminal and civil penalties for antitrust violations have been substantially expanded. Mergers and acquisitions face heightened scrutiny with several hundred challenges to mergers by the federal antitrust agencies in recent years. State attorneys general have become more active in the antitrust area. International authorities such as the European Union have also greatly expanded their antitrust reach. Antitrust class actions and multi-district litigation have increased substantially over the past several years.

Our antitrust attorneys successfully represent clients in a full range of antitrust matters, including litigating complex civil and criminal cases, whether government or private, counseling and risk reduction through establishment of compliance programs and antitrust audits, ushering mergers and acquisitions through the various competition authorities around the world, and other diverse matters. The Antitrust team earned recognition in Global Competition Review's 2012 "GCR 100" rankings—a comprehensive, independent assessment of the world's top antitrust and competition practices. The Antitrust group is recommended as one of the best practices in the U.S. Government Antitrust marketplace.

We work with clients to minimize antitrust risk and to maximize business opportunity in a wide range of areas, including:

Our antitrust lawyers also advise clients on how to avoid antitrust problems relating to gun-jumping, information exchanges and pre-merger integration and planning, particularly in connection with large, complicated deals.

Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Experience Highlights

Federal grand jury investigation of a former executive
Represented a former executive of an oil field services company being investigated by the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, in a federal more
Antitrust review of merger between pharmaceutical companies
Represented a pharmaceutical company before FTC regarding antitrust review of merger with another pharmaceutical company and negotiation of consent more
Acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T
Served as antitrust counsel and Georgia counsel to BellSouth in its acquisition by AT&T. more
Negotiation with Federal Trade Commission for publicly-traded, consumer retail company
Successfully represented a publicly-traded, consumer retail company by persuading the Federal Trade Commission not to bring a case which would have more

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