Cross-disciplinary and fully integrated, Polsinelli’s Antitrust practice protects clients’ rights and works to solve antitrust issues on matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions to intellectual property to complex litigation and consumer protection matters, including deceptive marketing claims. We approach antitrust investigations as a strategic partner and have represented clients during Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and State Attorney General investigations. Before antitrust issues arise, we provide counseling, auditing and compliance training to mitigate the risk of potential violations and litigation.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • We work with clients from inception through closing of a transaction to minimize antitrust exposure from contract formation to the negotiation of terms, and related issues.
  • Our lawyers have defended multi-billion-dollar mergers of competitors, including preparing Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, responding to FTC Second Requests and other discovery demands, preparing and presenting facts and economic expert testimony, and (where necessary) negotiating consent decrees to allow the deal to close.

Antitrust Litigation

  • Handling antitrust trials and appeals for both plaintiffs and defendants involving class actions, bet-the-company lawsuits, multidistrict litigation, and government, civil and criminal enforcement actions enables us to understand a case from all perspectives.

Antitrust Counseling, Reviews and Compliance Training

  • We structure business operations to minimize antitrust risk and avoid liability.
  • We conduct custom-designed, comprehensive antitrust reviews of business operations to identify risks, prevent violations, and address problems before they surface in litigation.
  • In addition, we offer specialized advice to health care providers on issues involving government regulation of the delivery and reimbursement of health care services.

Protecting your Rights under the Antitrust Laws

  • By aggressively representing parties injured by antitrust violations, our goal is to end the violation and recover compensation for injured clients.
  • We represent parties bringing complaints to antitrust enforcement agencies and often persuade regulators to take corrective action to stop anticompetitive conduct.