Epstein Becker Green's Antitrust and Competition Group helps clients understand the requirements of federal and state antitrust laws and how they impact their business conduct. When companies don't tread carefully, the antitrust laws could be used as a competitive weapon against them. We offer proactive advice and strategies to help clients recognize and avoid potential antitrust pitfalls.
Members of our Antitrust and Competition Group have a history of success in providing clients from various industries—including health care and life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, and transportation, among others—with innovative antitrust counseling and defense, including the defense of mergers and acquisitions; pricing, sales, and distribution structures; business relationships and strategies; and other aspects of their operations. Additionally, our team has litigated complex civil and criminal antitrust cases on behalf of clients ranging from mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies.
The Antitrust and Competition Group provides complete antitrust legal services, which include:
- Developing compliance plans and programs to ensure that business practices and operations conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations
- Performing antitrust compliance audits of existing contracts, strategic partnerships, and financial relationships
- Developing strategic legal plans for acquisitions, expansions, and collaborations
- Developing creative organizational and governance structures to minimize potential antitrust risks in joint ventures and other collaborations
- Preparing legal opinions regarding mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other forms of integration
Representing clients in investigations and/or litigation by federal or state enforcement agencies or private parties concerning Sherman Act, Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and other federal and state antitrust law violations, price fixing, predatory pricing and unfair competition claims, disputes over exclusive contracts and distribution arrangements, monopolization claims, and restraint-of-trade allegations.