Antitrust & Trade Regulation Litigation

For many businesses, staying on the right side of antitrust and unfair trade practice laws is a primary concern. Making appropriate choices can be particularly difficult in industries in which collaboration—in the form of alliances, joint ventures, and associations—is an important means of fostering the creation and distribution of innovative products and technologies.

It’s a fine balance—and when allegations of monopolization, price fixing, and other unfair trade practices arise, clients need sophisticated, effective legal representation to help them protect their key assets and investments.

The attorneys of Quarles & Brady’s Antitrust & Trade Litigation Team have the legal knowledge and national experience to help clients address these claims, as plaintiffs or defendants, whenever and wherever they occur.

We regularly represent clients in disputes involving or alleging

  • Price fixing and market allocations among competitors.
  • Monopolization and attempted monopolization.
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
  • Tying arrangements.
  • Resale price maintenance.
  • Group boycotts and refusals to deal ventures.
  • Customer and territorial restrictions.
  • Price discrimination.
  • Advertising and promotional allowances.
  • Noncompetition and other restrictive covenants.
  • Dealership, distributorship, and franchising relationships.
  • Criminal and civil investigations by governmental agencies.

Practicing from the firm’s offices in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, our attorneys have a long history of successfully representing and defending clients in the courtroom, at the mediation table, and before administrative bodies. With our extensive resources—including collaboration with lawyers in the firm’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Practice Group—we are not merely litigators dealing with antitrust litigation, but a focused team bringing to bear antitrust expertise concentrated on specific industries and issues. What’s more, we work regularly with experts and professional resources at both the local and national levels, enabling us to address even the most complex concerns of our clients. We represent clients from nearly every sector of the economy, such as

  • Construction products and equipment.
  • Consumer product manufacturing and distribution.
  • Energy, petroleum, and utilities.
  • Industrial products.
  • Media and broadcast communication.
  • Construction products and equipment.
  • Medical devices.
  • Music and entertainment.
  • Pharmaceuticals.
  • Retail.
  • Software and information technology.
  • Trade associations.

With the attorneys of the firm’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Practice Group, we ensure that our clients are well informed about significant developments in the antitrust and trade regulation area, both at the agencies and in the courts. Several times each year, we publish Issues in Antitrust and Trade Regulation, a newsletter covering recent developments in this area of law.