Antitrust and Trade Regulation
SFMS has broad experience in dealing with the complex legal and economic issues that antitrust and trade regulation questions can present. We offer clients significant litigation and counseling experience in virtually all aspects of antitrust and trade regulation litigation. Our lawyers have successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in major civil antitrust matters throughout the United States. SFMS attorneys also have extensive experience representing parties involved in related criminal, administrative and other regulatory proceedings. In such matters, our team members have extensive experience working with the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and various State Attorneys General, as well as, upon occasion, international regulatory bodies, including the European Union. SFMS also has worked with and represented governmental entities, including the State of Connecticut, in unfair trade practice and related matters.
The Firm is actively involved in litigation concerning antitrust and unfair competition issues relating to, among other matters, vertical and horizontal price agreements, market allocations, concerted refusals to deal, monopolization, covenants not to compete, price-fixing and tying arrangements, as well as unfair and deceptive trade practice, false advertising and commercial disparagement. Our attorneys, with extensive experience in antitrust law and economics, as well as knowledge of market realities, have represented businesses and individual consumers in antitrust cases in state and federal courts in the United States, as well as related criminal and regulatory proceedings. The Firm's attorneys have successfully prosecuted and defended antitrust cases, including price discrimination cases under the Robinson-Patman Act and tying cases under federal and state antitrust law, to successful jury verdict.