Gordon Arata's antitrust lawyers can ease your worries. Most business executives are aware that antitrust law violations carry stiff monetary penalties and the possibility of jail time. However, because the antitrust laws represent a thicket of complex, often arcane, and even apparently contradictory rules, business managers frequently worry about recognizing and resolving antitrust issues. Our antitrust and trade regulation lawyers are highly qualified and experienced at guiding clients through this thicket.
Our attorneys have extensive experience counseling businesses, trade associations, joint ventures, and individuals on antitrust issues and have devised and implemented antitrust compliance programs. While we certainly advise clients on what the law prohibits, we never lose sight of helping clients achieve their business goals through joint or coordinated activity, that does not run afoul of the antitrust laws.
Gordon Arata regularly represents clients in private lawsuits, including class actions and multidistrict suits, arising under federal and state antitrust and unfair competition laws. Our attorneys have represented clients in antitrust investigations by federal regulatory agencies and state attorneys general. Additionally, our attorneys frequently help clients secure antitrust approval of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. We have successfully represented clients before the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and state regulators, as well as before other agencies in the review processes.
The member who leads our antitrust and trade regulation practice has over a quarter-century of experience, is former Chairman of the Antitrust Section of the State Bar, and has written and lectured on antitrust topics. Other attorneys in the group are equally experienced and respected.