Antitrust

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Overview

The competition-driven design and enforcement teeth behind our federal and state antitrust laws, while often effective as means of achieving broadly conceived economic and social policy, can be daunting and even draconian from the perspective of well-meaning participants within the industries most often affected by those laws. For decades, our lawyers have provided antitrust counseling and defended clients against claims of violations of federal and state antitrust laws in matters involving many industries, including natural resources, manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, tobacco and other consumer products. We also have represented clients in grand jury investigations and in criminal prosecutions involving antitrust issues.

Attorneys

Experience

  • Represented a significant natural resources development company in federal court litigation involving civil anti-trust and fraud claims relating to coal supply contracts.
  • Represented telecommunications and manufacturing companies in antitrust litigation and multi-jurisdictional disputes.
  • Represented tobacco companies in indirect purchaser antitrust litigation in state district court.
  • Acted as lead or local counsel in a variety of cases in which conduct or contracts by a party in New Mexico were a focal point of dispute, or in multi-state or multi-jurisdiction class actions.
  • Presented antitrust issues discussions to groups including the American Bar Association.
  • Authored papers and a chapter of a multi-state treatise on antitrust issues, and served as the New Mexico Editor of "State Antitrust Practice and Statutes," American Bar Association.
  • Represented clients facing criminal antitrust prosecutions and investigations, including in grand jury and federal court proceedings.
  • Advised a variety of clients about potential impacts of federal or state antitrust laws on business plans.