Antitrust & Unfair Competition Litigation |
Whether confronted with the need to defend against a private antitrust action or respond to a competitor's unfair and anticompetitive conduct, businesses turn to Perkins Coie's experienced Antitrust & Unfair Competition counsel to vigorously protect and pursue their rights.
Antitrust litigation and investigations involve potentially high stakes that can result in treble damages, civil or criminal fines and penalties, consent decrees, divestiture, an injunction forcing fundamental business changes or even incarceration. Even if ultimately successful, the manner in which the litigation or investigation is managed and conducted can have significant consequences to your customer, supplier, employee and investor relations. We are familiar with these concerns and are committed to working with our clients to protect and care for their business as well as their legal needs.
Our attorneys have experience representing manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and research and development companies across the market spectrum, from market leaders to new entrants. We have particularly in-depth experience working with technology companies on issues arising from the intersection between intellectual property and antitrust. If a governmental investigation is pending, we have the resources, breadth and experience to assist clients nationwide in investigations by the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general.
Our attorneys work in close cooperation with in-house counsel and the business team to gain a thorough understanding of your company and the industry. With our breadth of experience we frequently have professionals who are already highly knowledgeable about technological innovations, market dynamics and industry trends in any given market. With this background and experience we are able to craft strategies and approaches that are targeted, cost effective and highly attuned to the strategic needs of your business.