Civil Antitrust Litigation
Schiff Hardin represents a range of businesses in complex, nationwide, multi-district civil antitrust litigation, including:
- Dealer termination
- Unfair competition
- Patent abuse
- Other trade regulation matters
Schiff Hardin has represented clients in proceedings initiated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), including Section 7 merger cases, Robinson-Patman Act investigations and criminal investigations and prosecutions.
In connection with the pre-merger notification reports required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, we also handle the resulting negotiations with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
Criminal Antitrust Investigations and Prosecutions
Schiff Hardin represents corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, and corporate officers in antitrust grand jury investigations and prosecutions. These representations have included negotiation of immunity agreements and various forms of amnesty under the Department of Justice's corporate and individual leniency programs and trials.