Antitrust and Competition

Recent legislation and legal developments have led to increased attention on antitrust and competition issues in business. As a result, legal advice and representation on issues of business competition and related regulation is increasingly important for companies looking to grow and compete in a rapidly evolving, global marketplace.

The Corporate Services and Commercial Litigation team at Goldberg Segalla represents corporations and business ventures across multiple industries in all civil and criminal legal issues arising from alleged anticompetitive practices. We work closely with clients to identify potentially anticompetitive practices, and help them avoid litigation when pursuing mergers and acquisitions or devising sales and distribution policies.

When dealing with antitrust and competition litigation, our experienced attorneys recognize the nuances of antitrust matters (such as the difficulties in distinguishing between aggressive competition and monopolization), and we acknowledge the tremendous burdens placed on clients by antitrust and unfair competition claims in both the civil and criminal contexts. We keep ourselves and our clients informed on developments in the law and trends in enforcement. And, because of our firm’s collaborative culture, we’re able to work with attorneys in our Intellectual Property, Risk and Litigation Avoidance, International Commercial Transactions and Litigation, and other teams, to leverage the maximum experience and power for our clients, without driving up legal spending.

As a result, our antitrust and competition team has been successful across multiple jurisdictions in state and federal practice, domestically and internationally, at achieving timely, cost-efficient results for our clients.

We advise clients regarding a full range of antitrust and competition issues, including:

  • Class actions and shareholder derivative cases
  • Antitrust and unfair competition litigation
  • Compliance with the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act
  • Compliance with the Robinson-Patman Act and related defense litigations
  • Distribution and pricing issues
  • Intellectual property concerns
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Monopolization and Cartels
  • Price-fixing claims
  • General regulatory concerns

We deliver practical and effective solutions to the most challenging antitrust issues and are committed to achieving success for our clients. Among our successful representations, we have:

  • Defended a municipal bond brokerage firm, as well as its CEO, against charges of bid rigging and price fixing brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division
  • Represented a private equity fund in responding to an industry-wide investigation by the Department of Justice into price fixing and market allocation
  • Advised a multi-national pharmaceutical distributor with regard to Robinson Patman exposure
  • Advised numerous clients regarding market concentration in responding to FTC and DOJ Second Requests
  • Advised multiple technology companies with respect to antitrust issues concerning patent applications
  • Advised hotel chains on structuring agreements with travel agencies
  • Asserted claims on behalf of a global commercial bank alleging concerted refusal to deal in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act