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Antitrust

High stakes require highly knowledgeable representation

In the world of antitrust law — with few black-and-white rules that can be equally applied to different situations — attorneys with deep industry knowledge can ensure the critical difference between healthy competition and dawn raids.

Our years of automotive experience translate to sophisticated business analysis. From products to strategies and market dynamics, we know how automotive companies compete. We help our clients compete while mitigating the risks of antitrust violations, which can carry hefty fines and — in the cases of offenses like price fixing — jail time.

We have represented clients up and down the supply chain on everything from price fixing and price discrimination to market allocation and monopolization. 

Automotive antitrust counseling

From marketing to sales, pricing and distribution, we help minimize the risk of antitrust litigation or government enforcement. We have advised OEMs on issues such as customer groups, sharing of competitive information and other supplier interactions, and worked with suppliers on Robinson-Patman Act (price discrimination) issues. Our team can guide you through how to avoid antitrust issues before entering into agreements, or proactively develop antitrust compliance programs to further mitigate problems.

Automotive antitrust litigation

From government investigations to private civil litigation, we have experience successfully defending numerous automotive Tier 1 and 2 suppliers against monopolization, tying and exclusive dealing lawsuits.