- Internationally recognized expertise in antitrust, franchise, distribution and sales representative tax law
- Antitrust, Marketing Practices & Franchising/Distribution practice group members include attorneys with enormous expertise and experience
- The group includes present and former leaders of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and ABA Forum on Franchising
- A practical approach that focuses on working with clients to minimize risk and meet business objectives.
Antitrust compliance generally: development of compliance programs and policies; conduct of antitrust “audits”
Relationships with competitors: avoiding dangerous and risky communications and contacts with competitors
Trade associations: avoiding antitrust problems in an especially sensitive area; representation of trade associations and other groups
International Antitrust: assessment of potential foreign antitrust issues (U.S. law applying to conduct affecting foreign commerce, as well as foreign antitrust laws applying to conduct)
Relationships with customers/distribution antitrust issues: resale price issues, exclusive dealing arrangements, customer and territorial restrictions, potential “tying” issues
Mergers: compliance with Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (premerger notification); analysis of potential competitive issues relating to mergers/acquisitions
Joint ventures and consortium activities: Hart-Scott-Rodino issues; potential antitrust issues
Price discrimination (Robinson-Patman Act and state statutes) advice and counseling
“Market dominance” issues: what firms with “monopoly” or dominant positions can do under the antitrust laws?
Health care and antitrust: the interplay of antitrust and health care
Antitrust investigations and litigation (government and private actions): extensive expertise in every area of antitrust litigation, criminal and civil, individual actions and class actions