Legal Counseling and Compliance

Antitrust and Trade Regulation

As Benjamin Franklin counseled, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The Robins Kaplan Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group offers practical and cost-effective solutions to help companies grow their businesses while minimizing the risk of antitrust violations.

We provide our clients with sensible advice in evaluating the antitrust risks associated with proposed competitor collaborations, horizontal and vertical restraints, and other business conduct. We do so by understanding the business strategies of our clients and becoming strategic partners with them.

Given the potentially crippling costs of an antitrust enforcement action and follow-on lawsuits, and the relatively small expense of consultation and/or implementation of a compliance program, the choice should be clear. We offer clients a full range of antitrust counseling services, including but not limited to:

  • Horizontal conduct issues, including competitor contacts and collaborations;
  • Vertical pricing arrangements, including resale price maintenance, price advertising, and price discrimination;
  • Refusals to deal;
  • Joint ventures;
  • Licensing and contractual restraints;
  • Intellectual property issues, including but not limited to: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (“REMS”), settlement and licensing agreements, joint ventures, and acquisitions; and
  • Employee training and compliance programs specifically tailored to meet our clients’ unique business needs and challenges.

Kellie Lerner

Partner

Co-Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group;
Pronouns: she/her

Stephen P. Safranski

Partner

Co-Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group

Stacey Slaughter

Partner

Co-Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group;
Deputy Chair, Business Litigation Group;
Member of the Executive Board

K. Craig Wildfang

Partner

Chair Emeritus, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group

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