We know that good antitrust advice and representation requires a thorough understanding of each client's business and industry. This knowledge and experience helps us provide practical, focused antitrust advice and counseling. Above all, our lawyers understand that clients have businesses to run, in addition to complying with the antitrust laws — so we focus on solutions to issues involving competition laws. We counsel a diverse group of international and domestic companies — from small start-ups to Fortune 50 conglomerates. Locke Lord also represents partnerships and individuals in a wide variety of antitrust and competition issues, from e-business and the Internet to complex joint ventures and divestitures.
Our breadth of experience includes not only litigation involving civil and criminal antitrust violations, but also the transactional implications of antitrust law. We can act as a courtroom advocate, a negotiator working with antitrust enforcement agencies, a counselor on the antitrust implications of business plans and an internal investigator of antitrust compliance.
Locke Lord antitrust lawyers have the extensive knowledge of business, economics and law needed to litigate cases involving claims of alleged price fixing, customer allocation agreements, group boycotts, dealer-termination, price discrimination, predatory pricing, illegal standard setting, tying issues, bundled discounts, monopolization and attempted monopolization. We have unique, extensive antitrust experience in industries including energy, financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals and health care. That background pays immediate dividends, as we can more efficiently investigate new cases and develop litigation strategies. In both antitrust litigation and in advising on mergers and acquisitions, we have significant experience negotiating with federal and state regulators, defending clients during civil investigations by these entities, and negotiating compliance packages and consent decrees.