Antitrust, Trade Regulation & Unfair Competition

Competition is the lifeblood of the economy. Our firm's goal is to advance our clients' ability to compete.  In a global economy accelerated by cyberspace, corporations and individuals must be vigilant to avoid violations of local, national and international antitrust and competition laws. Our lawyers are proficient in assisting firms in diverse industries in all phases of marketplace competition. We provide counseling and antitrust compliance on a daily basis to prevent antitrust disputes from arising and to enhance a firm's competitive position. We have experience in complex, class action, multi-party, national and international matters.

In civil and criminal antitrust matters, we represent individuals, corporations and officers and directors in federal and state matters involving the universe of competition issues. Our firm has experience in treating the interconnection of antitrust and intellectual property law, in providing assistance to clients relating to federal enforcement guidelines and in coordinating and consulting with other intellectual property firms. We have developed correspondent and joint defense relationships with other trade regulation firms across the country.

We also represent corporations and their executives in the prosecution of criminal antitrust matters, including the issuance of subpoenas and search warrants, representation of grand jury witnesses, negotiations with enforcement agencies, joint defense arrangements and trial preparation and strategies.

We recognize that antitrust doctrine and laws can be complex. Our lawyers provide regular counseling to domestic and international clients involved in sales, marketing, distribution (including franchise matters), contract and pricing disputes, professional and trade association issues, health care, termination of business relationships and government regulation and enforcement. We also counsel firms seeking corporate compliance program assistance.

Members of our firm are frequent authors and participants in corporate counsel seminars, legal education programs and other events sponsored by the American Bar Association and the New Jersey and New York Bar Associations. One of our partners is, and has been, Chair of the Antitrust Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association for a number of years.  Another partner was a former chair.  Our firm has hosted the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association Antitrust Law Developments seminar and members of our firm have been guest speakers at Antitrust Law programs of the New York Chapter, ACCA.