Antitrust and Trade Practices

The litigation attorneys at Phillips Lytle have represented a number of businesses in antitrust litigation. These cases can encompass varying business practices as antitrust laws and claims of deceptive trade practices can be made against companies of all sizes and across many industries.

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Guiding Clients Through Complex Antitrust Proceedings

Our experience includes matters that involve Sherman Act Section 1 and Section 2 claims, New York General Business Law Section 340 claims, Robinson-Patman Act claims and the Federal Trade Act. Clients turn to Phillips Lytle when facing challenges regarding antitrust laws, claims of unfair trade practices, price fixing, potential violations of trade regulation and other unfair or deceptive acts related to federal law.

Clients can expect our experienced antitrust litigation attorneys to guide them through every step of an antitrust proceeding, including class actions and government investigations or regulatory inquiries or subpoenas. This includes initial investigations, developing appropriate defenses, expert opinions and witness testimony, asserting appropriate motions in court to eliminate or narrow claims, limit discovery, conduct efficient e-Discovery, oppose class certification, exclude purported experts, engage where appropriate in mediation or settlement efforts, addressing regulatory inquiries, and preparing for and trying matters in court, should it reach that point.

Antitrust Litigation Experience

Phillips Lytle’s business litigation attorneys have appeared and defended clients in individual antitrust lawsuits, as well as in large, multidistrict litigations spanning multiple jurisdictions. Our litigators have also negotiated early in large litigations in ways that prevent the expansion of claims, parties and litigations. We work with our clients to develop the appropriate strategy for dealing with antitrust claims to avoid litigation or to resolve claims early, if possible, or defend against claims in court.

Antitrust Compliance Consulting and Advice

Phillips Lytle’s litigation attorneys have also provided advice to a number of our business clients on antitrust compliance. Clients have included public utilities, franchisors, health insurers and medical service providers. Our advice has involved contractual issues, protecting intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and dealing with potential litigation claims. We also address potential insurance coverage to defend against antitrust claims asserted against our clients.


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Meet Our Antitrust and Trade Practices Team

Edward S. Bloomberg Of Counsel
Samuel Borbor-Sawyer Senior Associate
Anna Mercado Clark Partner, Governing Committee
Kevin J. English Partner
Gary F. Kotaska Of Counsel
Amanda L. Lowe Partner
John G. Schmidt Jr. Partner
Tara Ward Senior Associate
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