Jenner & Block

Antitrust and Competition Law

Our attorneys have successfully represented both defendants and plaintiffs in high-stakes civil antitrust and competition law. For over 30 years, we have had a constantly exceptional record in defending clients against antitrust claims and we have also been pioneers in antitrust recovery for corporate clients. We have extensive experience representing companies and individuals in grand jury and other criminal antitrust investigations. We also counsel on antitrust matters, advising clients on a variety of issues, including mergers, acquisitions and other transactions.

Our attorneys represent clients in antitrust litigation that runs the full spectrum of types of matters, from defending civil claims, advising on class actions and handling investigations.  We advise on antitrust matters in an increasing number of new contexts including health care and banking/finance.  Our attorneys also have successfully represented clients in many high-profile antitrust grand jury investigations and other government civil antitrust inquiries.  Our resources include two former United States attorneys and numerous former assistant United States attorneys.

Our experienced team has considerable counseling experience and advises clients on antitrust issues related to distribution, pricing, joint ventures and other matters.  We also counsel clients on Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance, including whether transactions are reportable and whether they will involve greater scrutiny.  We conduct the legal and economic analysis necessary to obtain approval of the transaction.

With new legislation and government involvement, the potential risks of non-compliance for antitrust matters can now result in lengthy prison terms for individuals and multi-million dollar fines for companies as well as greater civil accountability for both.  We use our knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients facing antitrust exposure.  We also leverage the broader strengths of the firm, including trial and appellate work, white collar, intellectual property and government contract matters.