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Industries Served

The antitrust laws are supposed to apply to virtually all businesses and lines of commerce in the United States, with a few notable exemptions, such as “the business of baseball,” the insurance industry, and union activity, but there are “exceptions to the exemptions,” and the baseball exemption might soon be ended.

We have specific experience litigating antitrust disputes and providing antitrust counsel in the following industries (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Automobile dealerships
  • Automobile manufacturing
  • Automobile parts
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
  • Electronics
  • Foreclosure auctions
  • Hardware supplies
  • Highway construction
  • Hospitals and healthcare services
  • Infrastructure and utilities infrastructure
  • Marine ports
  • Medical devices
  • Petrochemical products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Property development
  • Public works
  • Retail sales
  • Wholesale distribution
  • Telecommunications services

Our Ability to Accept Large Cases

Several times we have been opposed by teams of highly capable attorneys fielded by leading global law firms. In any such matter, or whenever the need arises, we can quickly assemble our own team of first-rate professionals who have worked with us successfully on prior occasion, and we can also procure essential litigation services from reliable outside service-providers, so that we are never outmatched or overwhelmed even by the largest or most pro-active global firm. We think that our work in these matters has reflected favorably on us, and we have obtained successful results for our clients in exceedingly difficult, sprawling, and complex antitrust controversies. All the while, we are able to maintain our reasonable billing arrangements because of the manner in which our practice is structured and our lean fixed costs.

Our Articles on Antitrust Law

Mr. Markham and Mr. Bona have given lectures on antitrust law for other attorneys (MCLE classes) and written extensively about antitrust law. Mr. Markham provides occasional commentary in his blog about antitrust issues that make the news, and Mr. Bona does this same in his own blog. Below you will find links to three articles on antitrust law written by Mr. Markham that have become reference sources for other attorneys and the general public:

AN OVERVIEW OF ANTITRUST LAW

Antitrust law is the law of competition and is perhaps the least understood law of all. This article provides an overview and explanation of the essential principles of antitrust law.

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WHY ANTITRUST LAWS MATTER?

The antitrust laws are supposed to promote and protect competition, or, if you will, competitive processes in distinct “lines of commerce” or “relevant markets.” This alone is their proper purpose. 

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UNLAWFUL PRICE DISCRIMINATION

In this article I take up the obscure, problematic doctrine of illegal price discrimination, which was codified by the Robinson-Patman Act during the Great Depression, and which the modern, conservative Supreme Court has severely limited.

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THE REACH OF ANTITRUST LAW

Antitrust law is the law of competition. It must always be carefully considered by competitors that wish to collaborate as well as by any firm that arguably has substantial market power.

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