Practice/Industry Group Overview
Our Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group is comprised of lawyers with broad and significant experience dealing with federal and Florida laws governing competition. We have represented business clients in substantial federal and state antitrust and trade practices litigation. This extensive litigation experience has involved a host of diverse industries, including health care, utilities, chemicals, building products, high technology and medical products.
In addition to litigation, the Antitrust and Trade Regulation group regularly counsels clients in merger/acquisition transactions, franchise and other distribution methods, and non-competition arrangements. Antitrust and Trade Regulation lawyers have represented numerous clients in connection with criminal and civil antitrust investigations by federal and Florida enforcement agencies. We also have significant experience advising trade associations regarding the permissible scope of association conduct.
In response to corporate concern with federal sentencing guidelines, our lawyers offer antitrust compliance training and assist clients in developing comprehensive and effective compliance programs and codes of ethics. Businesses in all phases of the competitive process have utilized our expertise in the antitrust and trade regulation area. Our clients have included trade associations, manufacturers, franchisers, franchisees, distributors, retailers and service businesses.
Practice areas include:
- Hart-Scott-Rodino (Pre-Merger Notification)
- Trade Regulation
- Unfair Competition