ANTITRUST LITIGATION: Our core strength is high-stakes antitrust litigation. Clients regularly retain us to represent them in antitrust trials, class actions, multidistrict litigation and other litigation involving complex issues, such as the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: We also have deep experience handling the significant antitrust issues associated with mergers and acquisitions in various industries. We regularly counsel clients on the structure of, and risks associated with, proposed transactions, obtain necessary pre-merger clearances in compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) and successfully navigate clients through government merger investigations with no or minimal divestitures. For our clients that operate on a global scale, we also assist with international pre-merger notifications, helping clients navigate the more than 70 jurisdictions that require filings and approvals for transactions that satisfy jurisdiction-specific criteria. Our antitrust lawyers also represent clients in investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general and foreign enforcement agencies, including the European Union and the Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese Fair Trade Commissions, to name a few.
BUSINESS COUNSELING: Clients also regularly turn to us for efficient and practical antitrust counseling on a wide variety of issues, from participation in trade associations and patent pools to the intricacies of daily contract, pricing and distribution activities. We also have created dozens of industry-specific antitrust compliance policies and training programs for U.S. and foreign companies seeking to prevent antitrust problems.
Our group has been named on multiple occasions to Global Competition Review’s list of the 100 leading antitrust and competition practices in the world. Several of our antitrust lawyers have consistently been recognized by Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and other third-party review groups, and a number of our lawyers serve as leaders within the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law.
Bringing Value to Our Clients
We understand that clients want value and results, not simply hours and effort. We accordingly encourage the use of alternative fee arrangements. For our antitrust practice, we use volume discounts, discounted rates with reward factors, flat fees (for complete litigation or for stages), capped fees, blended rates, contingent fees and combinations of the above.