Antitrust and Trade Regulation

Robins Kaplan is a top notch firm. It has really strategic lawyers.

 - Chambers USA  

The Robins Kaplan Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group is one of few national practices to have obtained landmark successes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in major antitrust litigation and at trial, including in several of the most significant antitrust cases ever litigated.

With nearly $10 billion in recoveries for antitrust plaintiffs in the past several years alone and a long history of successfully defending Fortune 100 companies in antitrust disputes, Robins Kaplan regularly ranks as one of the top firms in the United States for antitrust litigation.

In acknowledgement of the firm’s antitrust successes, Chambers USA reports that the group “has an enviable track record litigating and winning big antitrust cases and securing favorable settlements. Whether it is credit card fees or automobile parts, the results speak for themselves.” Chambers also notes that the group is “well organized, thorough and whip-smart,” and conducts “brilliant plaintiff and defense work.” According to Law360, the firm has a “tried and true formula of grit and economy while taking on some of the largest firms and the biggest companies in the world.”

Our team of legal professionals hails from diverse backgrounds, including former trial attorneys from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the former co-chair of the antitrust practice of a nationally recognized AmLaw 100 firm, two former U.S. Attorneys, and the current president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Our team also includes non-lawyer financial and economic consultants who are deeply experienced in providing a wide range of quantitative assessments and analyses needed throughout litigation, as well as in complex business decisions.

On the plaintiffs’ side, Robins Kaplan antitrust attorneys represent businesses and individuals in classes and direct actions in courts throughout the country, where we have achieved historic recoveries in some of the largest antitrust cases in U.S. history. Our lawyers secured the first settlement between a state and Big Tobacco using an antitrust theory, and our plaintiff successes have forced critical structural reforms in many other industries. As court-appointed co-lead counsel, we recently reached the largest settlement of a private antitrust action in the 130-year history of the Sherman Act in In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation.

Robins Kaplan antitrust attorneys also have a proven track record of successfully defending clients in high stakes antitrust cases and government investigations. Among our notable defenses, we successfully represented UnitedHealth Group and PacifiCare in an antitrust lawsuit alleging price-fixing and fraud related to prescription drug reimbursement, with claimed damages in excess of $1 billion.

Robins Kaplan antitrust attorneys also provide antitrust risk assessments for mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, as well as antitrust counseling related to sales and marketing practices, distribution agreements, licensing decisions, and compliance training. Disciplined and creative, we know the substantive law and the strategies required for success in class action litigation in the United States and abroad. 


Business Litigation // Class Action // Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation

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