Antitrust investigations and litigation have always posed significant challenges to a company’s ongoing operations and future profits. These threats have grown significantly in recent years, as a result of increased class action litigation, and the efforts of the plaintiffs’ bar to expand private litigation rights and collective redress.
Our antitrust litigators at McDermott have substantial experience in a wide variety of antitrust litigation, including actions involving claims monopolization, cartels, tying, dealer terminations, antitrust counterclaims in patent and trademark litigation, price fixing, and litigated challenges to mergers and acquisitions. Our lawyers regularly represent clients before international and national regulatory agencies, including the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as the European Commission Directorate General for Competition (DG Competition) and Chinese competition authorities. We also represent clients in litigation in US, European and Chinese courts.
Our antitrust class action defense team is one of the most experienced in the United States, and we are on the cutting edge of litigating private competition law damages claims in Europe. Prior to joining the Firm, a number of our lawyers held senior antitrust positions in key regulatory and law enforcement agencies, including the FTC, the Antitrust and Criminal Divisions of the DOJ, and the European Commission.
Understanding our clients’ industries is paramount to litigation success. Our experience encompasses most markets, and we regularly deliver results for clients from all sectors of the economy, including aerospace and defense, life sciences, health care, chemicals, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, and food, beverages and agribusiness.