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Areas of Focus
Antitrust Litigation| Franchise Law | Healthcare Transactions
Mergers and Acquisitions| Compliance and Ethics
Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense
Businesses, including Middle Market and larger companies, face an increasingly complex framework of antitrust laws and trade regulations in jurisdictions across the globe. For decades, many of these companies have turned to Womble Carlyle’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Team for advice on all manner of antitrust, distribution and trade regulation litigation and compliance issues.
Team members regularly represent clients in antitrust litigation in state and federal courts, including cases involving:
In addition to representing companies in civil antitrust litigation, we also have experience defending companies and their officers in criminal cases involving alleged competition law violations. Team attorneys represent clients in agency proceedings and investigations before the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general and international tribunals.
In addition to our litigation practice, team members counsel clients in antitrust law compliance, helping companies and trade associations develop effective and efficient compliance programs. This includes:
We also serve as general antitrust and regulatory counsel for Fortune 500 and Middle Market companies.
Companies engaged in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions turn to us for antitrust and competition advice. We help companies prepare premerger filings under Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, and represent clients in government investigations involving mergers and joint ventures.
In addition we advise and represent clients in matters involving unfair competition and false advertising.
Team members have represented companies in the healthcare, chemicals/plastics, manufacturing, tech, telecom, commodities, life science/pharmaceutical/agricultural, transportation, energy, finance, insurance and hospitality/tourism industries.
Attorneys on the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Team work closely with attorneys from the firm’s other practice groups to provide seamless and comprehensive service for clients.
Antitrust and Distribution Law Blog
Womble Carlyle attorney Jason Hicks will lead a Clear Law Institute Webinar on “Managing Antitrust Risks in Internet Commerce.” The Webinar takes place at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 11th.
Womble Carlyle attorney Doug Bonner will join a panel discussion on the Privacy Shield at the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Privacy Shield and Communications Sector CLE. The event takes place Monday, Nov. 21st in Washington, D.C.
Beth Jones and Press Millen will be speaking at the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO ) 2013 Fall Workshop.