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Under both state and federal antitrust laws, private parties can bring antitrust claims seeking treble damages, injunctive relief and recovery of attorneys' fees. Such lawsuits may assert a variety of antitrust violations such as price fixing, price discrimination, distribution restraints, monopolization and the like. Our attorneys counsel clients and handle litigation involving the federal Sherman, Clayton and Robinson-Patman Acts, as well as state antitrust statutes including California’s Cartwright Act, Unfair Practices Act and Unfair Competition Law. Sheppard Mullin typically represents defendants in such actions, although we sometimes prosecute such matters.

Our antitrust team has a well-earned reputation for determined, pragmatic, and effective client advocacy in some of the nation’s most high-profile antitrust cases. With our aggressive, cost-effective, and results-driven approach to litigation, we have a demonstrated track record of success extricating our clients from antitrust lawsuits, often at early stages (e.g., motions to dismiss or motions for summary judgment). In those matters where early dismissals may not be possible, our reputations as fierce but fair antitrust litigators enable us to obtain steeply discounted and favorable settlements.

We have represented various defendants in many of the most significant antitrust class actions in the country. These include actions relating to vitamins, wholesale electricity, Dynamic Random Access Memory and cosmetics. In addition, we have recently defended—and prosecuted—monopolization and merger cases representing clients in industries ranging from sports to newspapers.  We have also obtained dismissals from cases alleging Robinson-Patman Act claims. Our attorneys have also successfully tried major antitrust cases.


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