Antitrust & Trade Regulation Litigation

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In recent years there has been a sharp increase in antitrust litigation. This type of suit threatens triple-damage jury awards, multi-million-dollar fines, and potentially incarceration, and must be taken seriously. Walter | Haverfield's antitrust attorneys have tackled these challenges for decades, and will draw on that wealth of experience to help you or your company properly  respond to a civil investigative demand, subpoena, demand letter, or lawsuit. In addition, we provide counsel on the numerous antitrust issues that can arise in day-to-day business.

Unfair competition law presents a parallel set of challenges, involving the enforcement or defense of a non-competition agreement, protection of your trademarks and other intellectual property rights, or sophisticated of trade secret claims. Our goal is keep a level playing field between competitors.


The Antitrust & Trade Regulation group’s experience and services include the following:

  • Obtained dismissal of monopolization claims against a local municipality.
  • Defended a criminal antitrust matter to jury involving charges of price fixing and market allocation by scrap metal suppliers in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
  • On behalf of a manufacturer of metal wood golf clubs, in antitrust claims against a major competing manufacturer, obtained a favorable settlement from a competing manufacturer
  • Resolved a price discrimination claim brought against a major manufacturer of telecommunications equipment by one of its local distributors.
  • Evaluated the antitrust implications of a proposed contract between two competing suppliers of health care products.
  • Coordinated the response of target and non-target individuals and companies to grand jury subpoenas issued by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Prevented former employee of high-tech client from maintaining position with competitor in violation of non-competition agreement.
  • Litigated and negotiated resolution of various business tort claims relative to employee non-compete covenants brought against competitor by bankrupt health care services company.
  • Obtained temporary restraining order and injunction against former employee pursuant to non-competition agreement.
  • Drafts noncompetition and confidentiality agreements for clients.
  • Pursued Lanham Act claims on behalf of clients whose intellectual property rights were being infringed upon by competitors passing off counterfeit goods.
  • Enforced a non-competition agreement on behalf of a national ink manufacturer against a former sales representative who had accepted employment with a competitor.
  • Drafts non-competition and confidentiality agreements for clients with highly-paid managerial employees and commissioned salespeople.
  • On behalf of a welding equipment supply company defended a Lanham Act unfair trade practice action in federal court.
  • Obtained favorable resolution for employee whose employer sought and obtained a temporary restraining order pursuant to a non-competition agreement.

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