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.

Regulated Industries

We frequently represent clients on antitrust matters in regulated industries, such as financial services, telecommunications, transportation, health care, energy and other regulated industries where companies regularly wrestle with quite difficult competitive problems. Our antitrust lawyers are adept at handling complex antitrust issues that depend in large part on the intersection of industry-specific regulations applicable to our clients' businesses and the antitrust laws.

Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Experience Highlights

Litigation for a Georgia healthcare company
Represented a Georgia healthcare company in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of the hospital dismissing antitrust claims of a perinatologist who more
Antitrust and business tort litigation for a large maker of electronic test, measurement and monitoring equipment
Successfully represented a large maker of electronic test, measurement and monitoring equipment in an antitrust and business tort action in the more
Covad Communications v. BellSouth Corporation (antitrust litigation in Atlanta federal district court)
Served as lead in-house counsel representing BellSouth in this significant antitrust case, which raised issues under essential facilities doctrine more
Regulatory action defense for a global leader in information solutions
Represented a global leader in information solutions and its subsidiary in connection with an Federal Trade Commission investigation into possible more

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