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Cadwalader's antitrust leaders are hailed as "incredibly accomplished and bright" and provide "U.S. and international antitrust advice to major corporations on bet-the-company matters" - Chambers USA

Cadwalader's Antitrust team consists of market-leading practitioners who represent clients ranging from some of the world's most prominent corporations to venture-capital-backed start-ups in diverse industries, including software, entertainment, food and beverages, automobiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, surface and air transportation, telecommunications, energy, insurance, and retail, regarding the full range of antitrust matters.

Our attorneys have significant expertise with both domestic and international antitrust issues, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, and regularly appear before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the European Commission (EC) and other international competition authorities, as well as a wide variety of trial and appellate courts.

In addition to our U.S. capabilities, through our presence in Brussels, we offer counsel on EU competition law across a wide range of competition law disciplines, including matters involving merger clearances, cartel defense, state aid, and abuse of dominance.

The Antitrust team includes numerous high-level former government officials, including a former Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division at the DOJ, a former Chief of the National Criminal Antitrust Enforcement Section of the Antitrust Division, and former merger enforcement attorneys from the FTC. The group also includes one of the leading competition lawyers in Europe, a Ph.D. economist and law school professor, and lawyers who have served in prestigious appellate clerkships. They work closely with Cadwalader's leading corporate and litigation teams, offering an essential link between antitrust and the major markets driving today's strategic business transactions.


 

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FERC Versus State Authorities: Supreme Court Agrees to Review ONEOK v. Learjet
Terence T. Healey,Kenneth W. Irvin,Natalie Mitchell,Christopher J. Polito, July 15, 2014
On July 1, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition to hear an appeal by several companies contending that antitrust claims filed against them under state law over alleged manipulation of gas prices during the western energy crisis from 2000 to 2002 were precluded by the Natural Gas Act...

US DOJ’s First Successful Extradition Based on Antitrust Charges
Joseph J. Bial,Alec J. Burnside,Samer B. Korkor,Anthony V. Nanni,Charles F. (Rick) Rule, April 21, 2014
On Friday, April 4, 2014, the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) announced that, for the first time ever, the DOJ successfully extradited “an alleged price-fixer” on an antitrust charge. Romano Pisciotti, a 62 year old Italian national traveling...

FTC Continues Aggressive Posture on Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements with Reference to Disgorgement
Andrew J. Forman,Daniel J. Howley,Jessica Michaels,Charles F. (Rick) Rule, April 20, 2014
In two recent statements, the FTC reaffirmed its intention aggressively to pursue reverse-payment patent settlement agreements in the pharmaceutical industry.

U.S. District Court Confirms FTC Authority to Regulate Corporate Data Security Practices
Keith M. Gerver,Peter J. Isajiw,Peter Moll,Kenneth L. Wainstein, April 20, 2014
On April 7, 2014, Judge Esther Salas of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey denied the first ever motion to dismiss filed in Federal court that challenged the authority of the Federal Trade Commission (“the FTC”) to regulate corporate data security practices under...