Shook’s Antitrust Practice includes former DOJ and FTC attorneys with experience handling agency-facing work and all aspects of antitrust counseling. But we are not just antitrust lawyers, we are antitrust and class action litigators. We are built to try and win cases against private plaintiffs and the government. Our team includes nationally respected trial lawyers and a deep bench of litigators with experience in courts around the country, from the Northern District of California, to the Northern District of Illinois, to the District of Connecticut and most places in between. And Shook is nationally recognized for skillfully resolving complicated, multi-jurisdictional class actions.
We have particularly deep experience representing automotive, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and retail companies in a full-range of antitrust issues—pricing policies, employment restrictions, exclusivity provisions, refusals to deal, FRAND rates, tying, information sharing, mergers, and joint ventures.
Our recent antitrust work includes representing:
- A protein producer in cases alleging a Sherman Act Section 1 conspiracy to reduce supply, involving three classes and more than 150 direct action plaintiffs.
- A protein producer in a case alleging improper information sharing relating to wage and benefits for hourly and salaried workers.
- A REIT defending against dozens of nationwide and local class actions in federal court alleging a Sherman Act Section 1 conspiracy in the purported multifamily residential real estate market.
- Retail, insurance and companies in other industries in responses to DOJ and FTC requests regarding proposed mergers in alleged technology markets.
- Manufacturers on right-to-repair issues, including the expansion of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act enforcement and the potential impact of legislation requiring data access.
- Employers on antitrust and labor issues regarding alleged no-poach agreements, information sharing and non-competes.
We also manage the overlap between antitrust and consumer protection. Shook’s antitrust lawyers work with and against both the competition and consumer protection sides of FTC. The team also has extensive experience working with state attorneys general, who are an increasingly active group of enforcers.