Significant Counseling And Litigation Experience
The legal team at Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (SFMS) can capably address the complex legal and economic issues that antitrust, competition and trade regulation questions 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 cases throughout the United States. SFMS attorneys also have extensive experience representing parties involved in related criminal, administrative and regulatory proceedings before federal and state agencies. Our team members have extensive experience working with the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and various state attorneys general, as well as occasional matters involving international regulatory bodies such as the European Union.
SFMS also has worked with and represented government entities, including the state of Connecticut, in unfair trade practice and related matters. Finally, SFMS has represented a number of clients, both businesses and consumers, in unfair trade practice and consumer protection cases throughout the United States in a wide variety of jurisdictions, including in scores of individual and multi-district litigation proceedings, in cases arising under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, the Lanham Act, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the Unfair Competition Law, as well as similar statutes and laws in over 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Experienced In Antitrust Litigation And Competition Law
SFMS is actively involved in litigation concerning antitrust and unfair competition issues, such as:
- Commercial disparagement (business defamation)
- Concerted refusals to deal
- Covenants not to compete
- False advertising
- Market allocations
- Tying arrangements
- Unfair and deceptive trade practices
- Vertical and horizontal price agreements
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. SFMS lawyers have successfully prosecuted and defended antitrust cases, including price discrimination cases under the Robinson-Patman Act and price-fixing and tying cases under federal and state antitrust laws, to successful jury verdict.
In recognition of its broad range of experience and the excellent results that it has obtained for its clients in previous engagements, SFMS has been appointed lead counsel in over 75 antitrust, competition, consumer protection and trade regulation cases in the United States.
Consumer Advocacy Class Actions
SFMS has served as lead counsel in over 100 class actions across the U.S., including trade regulation cases involving product liability, consumer fraud and violation of deceptive trade practices laws. For example, our firm recently resolved a class action against Land Rover arising from defects in 60,000 vehicles. Our advocacy has not only garnered millions of dollars on behalf of private individuals impacted by unfair practices, but has resulted in important industry reforms that benefited the public good.
For a more extensive discussion of our abilities and results, contact SFMS to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced antitrust attorneys. We have offices in California, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and we regularly litigate in federal courts throughout the United States.