Antitrust & Trade Regulation

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If you should be faced with antitrust or trade regulation disputes, we provide the aggressive, results-oriented representation you need in these high-stakes matters. We’ve been doing this successfully for quite a while.
In fact, when the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 was enacted, the already well-established firm of Gray Plant Mooty was there to counsel clients on this “emerging” area of the law. More than a century later, competition laws are still emerging—and our Antitrust & Trade Regulation team continues to represent clients in this critical area of business.
The Gray Plant Mooty team specializes in counseling business clients in situations where competition laws and business intersect. We have assisted clients—frequently conducting employee training sessions—on antitrust issues in a variety of contexts,  including:

  • Agricultural products
  • Automobiles
  • Banking/financial services
  • Franchise
  • Health care
  • Intellectual property
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail and restaurants
  • Telecommunications
  • Trucking/common carriers
  • Utilities

Clients engage our Antitrust & Trade Regulation team to represent them in numerous related areas, including:

  • Government investigations
  • Immunities and exemptions
  • Licensing of intellectual property rights
  • Mergers and acquisitions (including pre-merger filings)
  • Monopolies and regulated industries
  • State and federal investigative demands and grand jury investigations
  • Trade associations and joint ventures
  • Distribution and pricing practices (including price and non-price vertical restraints)

In addition, we have litigated private treble-damage actions on behalf of business and individual plaintiffs involving claims of monopolization, monopoly leveraging, price-fixing, market allocation, sales below cost, refusals to deal, boycotts, regulated industries, and bid-rigging. We will, on a case-by-case basis, take plaintiffs’ antitrust cases on a contingency basis.

Representative Clients

  • International Dairy Queen
  • Toro
  • Imation
  • HNI Corporation
  • HealthPartners
  • 3M
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