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Antitrust and Trade Regulation

Clark Hill’s attorneys successfully assist clients with antitrust issues in litigation, regulatory matters, and transactions. Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigating antitrust issues through trial against competitors, suppliers, and consumers as well as in connection with governmental investigations and enforcement proceedings. Our litigators have achieved favorable results in large and complex antitrust disputes handled through all phases of litigation.

In addition, we help our clients with antitrust concerns arising in mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, joint ventures, and business operations. Our attorneys have handled matters involving a full array of antitrust issues arising under the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, and Robinson-Patman Act, including monopolization, price fixing, group boycotts and horizontal restraints, non-price vertical restraints, joint venture proposals, and merger reviews and oppositions.

Private Antitrust Litigation

Our attorneys have a long history of successfully assisting clients in the assessment, pursuit, or defense of private antitrust litigation. Our litigation efforts have involved detailed economic assessments of the market effects of the conduct at issue, the merits of existing or potential antitrust claims, and the computation and litigation of antitrust damage amounts and other remedies. Our practice encompasses trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Our antitrust litigators have a tradition of antitrust experience and we have been involved in some of the largest and most complex multi-district cases.

Regulatory and Criminal Enforcement

We also assist clients in dealing with the state and federal governmental bodies that oversee antitrust issues from a regulatory and criminal enforcement perspective. We can help clients in dealing with the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, or United States Attorney’s offices either in the context of regulatory oversight or governmental investigations and prosecutions. In doing so, our attorneys have defended clients in criminal antitrust trials and have helped clients to favorably resolve regulatory antitrust investigations.