Antitrust and Competition Law

More than 20 Dorsey & Whitney attorneys in the Antitrust group provide creative and practical litigation, counseling and merger-related services concerning all forms of competition law, including foreign, U.S. and state competition laws. Dorsey lawyers have provided antitrust counseling and litigation representation across many different industries. Dorsey lawyers have tried antitrust cases to jury verdict including two four month jury trials. Dorsey lawyers also have extensive experience with antitrust class actions and resolving antitrust and competition disputes through different types of settlements.

Comprehensive Experience

Dorsey Lawyers have a wide range of industry-specific antitrust experience — including, airline, automotive, health care, agriculture and seafood products, retail and distribution, forest products, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, financial services, life sciences and intellectual property — which enables Dorsey to provide antitrust clients with practical ways to minimize antitrust exposure and resolve antitrust disputes under state and federal law, and if necessary prevail at trial. In addition both state and federal investigations and litigation, Dorsey Antitrust lawyers also routinely handle a wide variety of non-litigation matters, including compliance counseling, franchising, distribution planning, trade association activities, pricing practices, consumer protection, merger analysis, intellectual property issues, joint ventures and Hart-Scott-Rodino Act issues and filings.

Global Perspective

With offices in the United States and abroad, Dorsey offers a multi-jurisdictional footprint for local, national and international clients. In addition to U.S. federal and state antitrust and competition issues, Dorsey has an active European Community competition law practice, involving American and European counsel, together with a substantial international trade and arbitration practice. Dorsey has represented a number of foreign based clients in United States antitrust investigations, disputes and trials. Dorsey has also advised foreign clients on ways to do business in the United States while minimizing antitrust risks.