Locke Lord’s Antitrust Practice Group has nearly 30 Partners and Senior Counsel with substantial experience in antitrust law, including Partners in the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Providence and Washington, D.C., offices. We also are able to represent clients in antitrust matters around the world through our close relationships with competition lawyers in many different countries outside the United States.
Our antitrust lawyers focus on creative and effective solutions to our clients’ competition law issues. This advice and representation is based on a thorough understanding of each client’s business and industry. The knowledge and insight we acquire help us provide practical, focused antitrust counseling. Above all, we understand that our clients have businesses to run and they need to compete vigorously within the bounds of the competition laws.
Locke Lord represents a diverse group of international and domestic companies in antitrust matters – from Fortune 100 corporations to small startups. We also represent individuals, partnerships, joint ventures and trade associations in a wide variety of antitrust and competition issues. Some of our antitrust clients who recently were interviewed by Chambers USA had this to say about Locke Lord’s Antitrust Practice Group:
Among the many achievements for our clients, Locke Lord’s Antitrust Practice Group has been involved in three antitrust cases with significant issues that were decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the past five years. This is notable because the Supreme Court rarely considers more than one antitrust case in any one year. These accomplishments and the outstanding legal services we provide have resulted in many prestigious rankings for our Practice Group and its members, including our recognition by Chambers USA as having one of the top Antitrust groups in Texas.
Our breadth of experience includes not only civil and criminal litigation but also counseling clients on the transactional implications of antitrust law. We can act as a courtroom advocate, a negotiator working with antitrust enforcement agencies, a counselor on the potential risks of business transactions and an internal auditor of antitrust compliance.
A Locke Lord team led by Jeff Jefferson (Providence) represented Watson Holdings, LLC in the sale of Watson Inc., a supplier of custom nutrient premixes and ingredients for the food industry, to Glanbia, Inc., a global food and ingredient supplier.
Locke Lord’s Paul Schuster and Cynthia Timms (both of Dallas) were part of a team of lawyers that represented Henry Schein Inc. before the U.S. Supreme Court. On Jan. 8, 2019, the Supreme Court unanimously vacated a Fifth Circuit decision that had affirmed the trial court’s denial of Henry Schein’s motion to refer the dispute to arbitration.
Locke Lord secured a ruling for clients Priceline.com and Booking.com in a multi-district class action price-fixing case against all of the major online travel reservation companies and most of the major hotel chains.
In 2012 and 2013, Edwards Wildman lawyers with experience in Antitrust, Litigation, and Insurance served as counsel to the six insurance company defendants named in litigation filed by commercial insurance policy holders challenging contingent commission agreements between brokers and insurance companies, alleging claims under the antitrust and racketeering.
After a nine-day jury trial in 2011, our lawyers obtained a unanimous verdict in favor of their pro bono client, a New York City Police Department detective who was alleged to have violated plaintiff's decedent’s federal civil rights.