Practice/Industry Group Overview
Our Antitrust and Unfair Competition Group has extensive experience in private antitrust litigation, government antitrust investigations, and business counseling. We have represented clients, as both defendants and plaintiffs, in federal and state courts throughout the United States in major cases involving claims under the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, and state competition laws.
Many of these cases have involved, in addition, claims for false advertising under the Lanham Act and state business tort claims, such as unfair competition under state statutes and tortious interference with contract.
We have handled many complex civil antitrust cases, including treble damage actions, nationwide class actions, and consolidated multi-district litigation. Our attorneys are also experienced class action lawyers, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. For example, our lawyers recently defeated two class action suits filed in South Carolina state court prior to class certification. Nexsen Pruet was also appointed as lead class counsel in a significant federal antitrust class action.
A major area of focus for the Group is representing companies (both individually and in groups) that have been injured by violations of the antitrust laws in recovering damages arising from conspiracies to fix prices, rig bids, and/or allocate customers.
We have represented and currently represent a number of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies in complex antitrust matters.