Antitrust and Competition Law

AGG’s antitrust lawyers help our clients navigate through complex antitrust and competition laws and regulations in connection with business transactions, including mergers, joint ventures, new market entry, and pricing, among others. We are trusted advisors who represent our antitrust clients in counseling, compliance, investigations and litigation.

Our antitrust litigators represent clients in civil and criminal antitrust matters throughout the United States and on international cartel matters. Two of our partners have significant experience in defending clients in antitrust grand jury investigations and prosecutions, both domestically and in foreign cartel cases. We have secured favorable resolutions for our clients through negotiations with the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and through jury trials, including follow-up civil class action cases resulting from criminal prosecutions and in private civil actions. We also have significant experience in governmental regulatory matters and private antitrust litigation, including class actions.

Our attorneys are also experienced in representing clients in consumer protection issues before the FTC and state attorney general investigations in matters involving, among other things, privacy, deceptive advertising, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), unfair trade practices and unfair competition. In addition, we counsel clients in the antitrust compliance issues, and prepare Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings to secure antitrust approval from the FTC and the DOJ. Representatives clients for whom we provide antitrust counseling include a Fortune 100 company and one of the country’s largest privately-owned companies.

When it comes to antitrust counseling, we work closely with our corporate, finance and transactions lawyers to help identify antitrust exposure and minimize risk to lessen the impact on our clients’ business transactions.

Two of our principals are former litigation attorneys with the Bureaus of Competition and Consumer Protection of the FTC. They regularly deal with the Department of Justice and the FTC on regulatory matters. One is currently a Member of the A.B.A.’s Antitrust Long Range Planning Committee. He is the former Vice Chair of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee. One of our principals is a former Asst. U.S. Attorney.