The lawyers in our Antitrust and Competition Practice Group counsel clients to comply with national antitrust laws and devise creative solutions to competition issues arising from business operations. Our attorneys routinely represent clients in traditional antitrust activities at the local and national levels, in front of U.S. federal agencies regarding Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigations. We serve as local counsel for clients requiring knowledgeable lawyers with in-depth experience before the relevant federal district courts, particularly in the Southeast region.
Bradley lawyers also represent clients with regard to anticompetitive practices, investigations, and merger investigations for public and privately held companies. This extends to trade associations in a range of industries that are subject to scrutiny by the DOJ or FTC. Whether we are trying antitrust cases or working with financial regulators, we leverage our familiarity with various agencies and our long-standing relationships to maximize the benefits for our clients.
Our areas of focus include corporate and healthcare matters, such as mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and joint ventures, and issues pertaining to distribution networks and related competition. In the face of highly active enforcement activities by the FTC’s healthcare group, we strive to offer our clients transparency and predictability in how we handle healthcare-related filings, transactions, and investigations. We also handle pre-merger filings and provide essential counsel in response to subpoenas and civil investigator demands.
Our comprehensive service draws upon the talents of our seasoned antitrust litigators, who represent clients in matters involving false advertising claims, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, tortious interference with business and contractual relationships, and breach of fiduciary duties. We also have a substantial record of helping clients avoid indictment in criminal antitrust matters.
Bradley attorneys possess extensive intellectual property experience in addressing antitrust issues, trade secrets, and patent litigations. We protect clients’ rights to enforce patents and navigate the limitations that are inherent to these rights, whether in response to the 2011 America Invents Act or the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The full range of our representation includes:

Handling civil and criminal antitrust litigation matters, including grand jury appearances and investigations conducted by state attorneys general

Addressing allegations of price-fixing

Coordinating with attorneys in Bradley’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Group

Handling international antitrust matters, investigations in South America, as well as distribution and compliance with pre-merger regulations in the European Community and other jurisdictions

Successfully opposing class certification and defense of antitrust class actions, including putative statewide or nationwide class actions involving dairy products, methionine, infant formula, vitamins, industrial gases, computer software, and industrial chemicals