Client and Industry Challenges
Businesses facing challenging antitrust issues often demand, and are entitled to, experienced antitrust defense counsel who can identify the real risks-and provide and execute options to resolve those risks-in structuring mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; in developing sales programs, exclusive arrangements and joint marketing efforts; in addressing governmental inquiries such as Civil Investigative Demands and grand jury subpoenas; and in defending and prosecuting antitrust claims.
Snell & Wilmer's antitrust and competition group provides focused and constructive antitrust advice tailored to fit the needs of each of our clients. Our antitrust team includes both litigators and corporate attorneys with the broad experience necessary to provide innovative, effective counsel and service for all antitrust and competition issues.
Clients We Serve
Snell & Wilmer has represented clients in antitrust matters for more than 75 years in a broad range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, energy, technology, sports and entertainment, distribution, construction and food services among others.
Why Clients Select Us
Strategic and Connected: Antitrust law is cross-disciplinary, and Snell & Wilmer has the breadth and depth of experience necessary to offer our antitrust clients dynamic and effective legal service. Our antitrust group often coordinates with lawyers across Snell & Wilmer's diverse and comprehensive range of practice groups and areas, including business and finance, white collar defense, SEC reporting and corporate governance, privacy and data protection, government relations, intellectual property and commercial litigation.
Knowledgeable and Respected: Our antitrust defense attorneys are widely respected for their strong expertise in the antitrust field. Our group strives to stay abreast of market trends and changes in antitrust legislation, and in turn, works to keep our clients informed of significant changes through legal alerts, newsletters, and interpersonal communication.
Snell & Wilmer's antitrust and competition group has experience in the following areas:
Antitrust Counseling: Our group has counseled clients on a wide array of antitrust and competition issues, including matters involving pricing practices and policies, advertising and "MAP" policies, product distribution, sales and marketing practices, territorial and customer restrictions, dealer terminations, boycotts, tying or bundling arrangements, joint ventures, trade associations, pre-merger notification requirements, Robinson-Patman Act compliance and government requests for information.
Antitrust Compliance: Our group provides a variety of services to help clients avoid violations of antitrust and competition laws. These services may include antitrust compliance training, drafting of antitrust policies and manuals, and internal audits to help detect potential antitrust issues.
Antitrust Litigation: Our group has experience in prosecuting and defending antitrust claims, including claims asserted under the Clayton Act, Sherman Act and various state antitrust statutes. Our antitrust litigation experience includes multi-district litigation, class actions, competitor suits and actions by federal or state authorities.
Mergers and Acquisitions: In addition to providing antitrust counseling on potential antitrust issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, our group also has experience in preparing Hart-Scott-Rodino filings for a variety of transactions.