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Antitrust | USA

California

Antitrust covers the body of laws that prohibits anti-competitive behaviour (monopoly) and unfair business practices - this includes practices that hurt business, consumers, or both, and that generally violate standards of ethical behavior. Antitrust litigation and M&A-related competition work is included in the Chambers guides.

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Band 1
  1. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a renowned group with a deep bench of talented antitrust practitioners. The group offers expertise in private litigation and government reviews of M&A activity, as well as general antitrust counseling. The firm's leading cartel practice frequently acts for industry giants on complex external investigations involving multiple regulators. The team increasingly acts for technology industry clients on antitrust matters which cross over with IP issues, and regularly handles large class actions relating to alleged price-fixing and anticompetitive behavior. Gibson Dunn is able to draw on a network of national and international offices to manage multijurisdictional and multinational matters.
  2. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Latham & Watkins LLP is a highly respected antitrust practice with recognized strength in its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. The team excels in merger clearances and cartel defense and offers particular expertise in matters involving IP issues, especially for technology companies. The antitrust group is frequently retained in large-scale class actions and investigations, acting for clients such as major pharmaceutical, life science and electronic manufacturing companies. It also has noted capability handling highly complex antitrust litigation at both trial and appellate level. Latham & Watkins offers accomplished DOJ and FTC-facing representation aided by several team members offering former governmental experience.
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Band 2
  1. Jones Day
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    Jones Day
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Jones Day houses an accomplished California antitrust team that employs its global reach to tackle complex and multijurisdictional antitrust issues. The team regularly acts on merger clearance matters for major transactions before global competition authorities. The firm also advises clients during criminal investigations and litigation relating to price-fixing, monopolization and other anticompetitive behavior. Its client base includes leading healthcare providers, manufacturers and technology companies.
  2. Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
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    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP is a respected practice that advises clients from a broad range of industries on all aspects of antitrust law. It has a strong litigation bench that frequently appears in class actions, anticompetitive suits and criminal proceedings. The firm has notable expertise in the media and entertainment space, as well as handling matters regarding patents and reverse payments in the pharmaceutical sector. The team has further experience representing clients in the transport industry and has additional proficiency in managing antitrust aspects of joint ventures and M&A.
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Band 3
  1. Covington & Burling LLP
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    Covington & Burling LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Covington & Burling LLP is a strong antitrust practice with an increasing presence in California. The group advises clients such as software, electronics and life sciences companies on regulatory compliance and high-value transactions. The firm also has considerable expertise in the financial sector, and represents a number of major sports teams. The antitrust team frequently appears in criminal and civil litigation and is held in high regard for its work on cartel cases and white-collar crime cases with antitrust implications.
  2. Crowell & Moring LLP
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    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Crowell & Moring LLP is recognized for its broad practice that covers defense-side criminal and civil litigation as well as plaintiff-side opt-out and class action litigation. The firm works with a broad range of clients in the telecommunications, technology and healthcare industries. The team also provides advice on regulatory compliance and the antitrust aspects of M&A transactions and handles cases concerning price-fixing conspiracies, monopolization claims and anticompetitive contracting.
  3. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is a well-regarded group that regularly appears in antitrust litigation and cartel investigations. The team also counsels clients on antitrust concerns arising from transactions. Morgan Lewis' impressive client base includes major technology companies and beverage distributors. The firm is also recognized for its ability to provide cross-border antitrust counseling. The group has further expertise in matters concerning no-poach agreements. Its wide client roster additionally includes those in the energy, sport and telecommunication spaces.
  4. O'Melveny & Myers LLP
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    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 3 | 20 Years Ranked
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP impresses with its handling of merger clearances, civil and criminal litigation and government investigations. It is a popular choice of counsel for multidistrict litigation arising from a range of industries, acting for clients such as manufacturers and technology companies. The group advises on a range of claims relating to antitrust law, including unfair competition, monopolization and price fixing.
  5. Pillsbury
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    Pillsbury
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is commended for representation of large corporations in the electronics components, energy and telecoms sectors in defense of class and competitor actions. The firm is further noted for offering transactional antitrust counsel for significant corporate transactions.
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Band 4
  1. Alston & Bird LLP
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    Alston & Bird LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Alston & Bird LLP is particularly well known for considerable expertise in pharmaceutical sector antitrust cases. The team is equally capable of representing large corporations as defendant or plaintiff.
  2. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is active across merger clearance work, agency investigations and antitrust litigation. The firm regularly appears before the FTC and DOJ with extensive experience in HSR filings. The antitrust group is further noted for guiding clients on day-to-day operational compliance.
  3. DLA Piper LLP (US)
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    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper LLP is particularly recognized for strong capabilities in the cartel space. The antitrust team also demonstrates notable expertise in complex civil antitrust litigation. The firm represents multinational clients in the technology, healthcare and insurance sectors.
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    Farmer Brownstein Jaeger Goldstein Klein & Siegel LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Farmer Brownstein represented a certified class of individuals and employers in a Sherman Act and California Cartwright Act case alleging that Sutter Health abused its market power by imposing unlawful tying arrangements that force health insurance companies to purchase Sutter’s hospital services at supra-competitive prices.
  5. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Morrison Foerster houses a well-regarded antitrust group adept at handling investigations, government enforcement actions and litigation in the technology, telecommunications and life sciences sectors. Boasting a global footprint, the firm's California-based practitioners work closely with offices throughout the United States and worldwide. The firm is particularly well known for its close relationships with leading Japanese corporates and frequently represents these clients in US antitrust matters.
  6. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 4 | 19 Years Ranked
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is recognized for its handling of antitrust class actions, federal investigations and merger clearance issues. The firm has a strong cartel practice, as well as notable experience representing companies in the healthcare sector. The firm offers further expertise advising companies on unfair competition matters related to technology licensing. Sheppard Mullin is increasingly active on a global platform, especially in Europe and Asia. The team demonstrates additional expertise in advising on IP-related antitrust issues.
  7. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Antitrust
    2023 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati offers clients full spectrum support on antitrust matters. The antitrust team is able to assist on both merger control, government investigations and litigation. The firm is particularly strong when acting for technology sector clients.