FAWLAW’s antitrust practice is focused on the defense of cartel cases.  Our lawyers have represented parties in civil and criminal cartel investigations and litigation in various industries, and we achieved an unprecedented civil trial result on behalf of a defendant with a prior guilty plea in the Best Buy TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation.

The economics experts with whom we have worked include two former Antitrust Division Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for Economic Analysis and other distinguished academics.  We take a hands-on approach in our interaction with testifying experts and their support teams in the development of the economic evidence that is essential to success in antitrust litigation.  

Our cases typically present claims under U.S. federal and state antitrust, unfair competition, and consumer protection statutes.  Our cartel experience includes government investigations in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and the European Union, including the DRAM investigation, the conclusion of which was the first settlement under the European Commission’s regulation on the settlement of cartel cases.  

We have substantial experience involving the analysis of competitor collaborations and vertical restraints under U.S. federal law, state law, and European Union law.  

Our lawyers have represented plaintiffs and defendants in major cases involving the behavior of dominant firms, including the IBM Section 2 litigation, the Rambus Section 2 trial, and private follow-on litigation against Dentsply International.

We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in a series of important cases that involve the interplay of antitrust and intellectual property law, including cases presenting issues of restrictive licensing, abuse of standard setting processes, and the application of Sherman Act Section 2 analysis to patent aggregation and enforcement.

Our antitrust work also includes compliance counseling from a global perspective, addressing competitor interaction, distribution, monopolization/dominance, and other issues.

FAWLAW lawyers are active members of the antitrust community.  We have contributed to various publications of the ABA Antitrust Section and the Antitrust, Unfair Competition Law, and Privacy Section of the California State Bar, including Antitrust Law Developments, Antitrust Magazine, the ABA Antitrust Section State Action Monograph, California Antitrust Law, and the California State Bar Antitrust Jury Instructions treatise.