Antitrust matters require a forward-looking approach that takes your business goals into consideration every step of the way. From strategic partnerships or mergers and acquisitions to compliance issues and investigations and litigation, Alston & Bird’s Antitrust Team offers a wealth of legal experience and talent across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, and, of course, Washington, D.C.
As your business grows or seeks to expand, you need skilled lawyers who can help you avoid legal landmines and provide solutions when problems have already developed. While high-stakes antitrust litigation has always been our core strength, our business counseling can help avoid many of the situations that create litigation risk. We advise on a range of issues, from intellectual property to participation in trade associations and patent pools to contract, pricing, and distribution practices.
Strategic mergers and acquisitions are one of the fastest ways to grow your company, but also one of the biggest antitrust danger zones. Alston & Bird’s Antitrust Team obtains clearances under the Hart–Scott–Rodino Act (HSR) and assists you in navigating U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigations with a strong track record of avoiding any changes to your deal. The growth of our Washington, D.C., office, including the recent addition of experienced former DOJ antitrust officials, has positioned Alston & Bird to effectively steer strategic transactions through the regulatory process.
In the international arena, we coordinate work on many cross-border deals, compliance matters, and investigations so you can efficiently meet your business objectives. Our lawyers have broad experience working with regulators at every level and on several continents, not only with the DOJ, FTC, and state attorneys general, but also competition agencies in the European Union and Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, among others. From counseling to M&A matters to the courtroom, our antitrust lawyers work closely with you to help you realize your business goals—in the U.S. and around the world.