Antitrust and Unfair Competition

Litigation

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Stevens & Lee has significant experience in all aspects of antitrust and unfair competition counseling, compliance and litigation in trial and appellate courts on state, national and international levels. Stevens & Lee has assisted clients in resolving issues related to pricing, strategic alliances, distribution of products or services, and conflicts with competitors both successfully and economically.

In the event of contemplated, threatened or filed antitrust litigation, our attorneys provide service based on extensive experience in federal, state and administrative civil litigation, including private treble damage suits, civil and criminal investigations by federal and state authorities and antitrust class actions. Our trade regulation attorneys have successfully represented clients in dozens of civil and criminal litigations brought by the United States Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and State Attorneys General nationwide.

We provide sophisticated antitrust counseling, including comprehensive risk management analyses for individual, corporate and trade association clients which can be of great assistance in maximizing profits through aggressive marketing and sales efforts. In addition, we provide antitrust audits and structure compliance policies and procedures, as well as document management policies, which are thorough, yet designed for easy and practical use.

The trial and compliance lawyers in Stevens & Lee’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Group have handled matters in the following fields:

Sherman Act – Civil: We have extensive litigation and compliance experience on the trial and appellate levels and from both a plaintiff’s and a defendant’s perspective in Section 1 and Section 2 of the Sherman Act, including price fixing, predatory pricing, tying arrangements and related conduct, sham litigation and conspiracies to boycott and allocate territories, production and customers.

Sherman Act – Criminal: We have successfully defended corporate and individual defendants in criminal price fixing, bid-rigging, customer and territorial allocation cases, and bid-rigging prosecutions before federal grand juries.

Mergers and Acquisitions: We have experience in negotiating and defending mergers and acquisitions with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice and the States’ Attorneys General. We provide strategic advice on our clients’ merger and acquisition plans and tactical implementation of those plans, including market share analyses, antitrust risk analysis and Hart-Scott-Rodino and other similar filings.

Unfair Methods of Competition: Whether the issue arises under federal law under the Federal Trade Commission Act or under state law under the general rubric of unfair methods of competition, including business tort, consumer fraud, tortious interference with contract, or common law restraints of trade, we can provide comprehensive and immediate assistance through counseling and timely litigation.

Price Discrimination: We have designed Robinson-Patman compliance programs that are comprehensive in their protection, yet easy to use. Our lawyers have also litigated cases concerning primary and secondary line price discrimination nationwide.

Distribution and Franchise: Our attorneys have handled an array of product and service distribution issues, including franchising, wholesale, jobber, direct and dual distribution and franchise, distributor and dealer terminations. We strive to find innovative distribution paradigms that will increase our clients’ bottom-line profits.

Health Care Antitrust: We have broad private and public sector experience in this active area of antitrust concern. Our attorneys understand the complex interaction between federal and state mandates, the Affordable Care Act, third party payments, purely public charities acts and delivery concentration and competition in the health care arena. We represent a variety of institutional and group health care clients in litigation, compliance and combination matters.

Lanham Act: Our attorneys have extensive experience nationwide in litigation of trademark and copyright infringements, the sale of gray market goods, false and misleading advertising, and related intellectual property and unfair competition claims. We have comprehensive experience in the interaction of the Lanham Act with our clients’ sales, marketing and distribution practices, both from a defensive and offensive posture, and in the litigation of Lanham Act claims.

Advertising and Promotions: We assist clients in the review of their advertising under all federal and state standards and their promotions under Sections 2(d) and 2(e) of the Robinson-Patman Act, as well as under the Lanham Act and state libel laws.

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