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In today’s global economy, regulatory and compliance issues can have a significant impact on the bottom line of any business. With this in mind, our Antitrust group works closely with domestic, foreign, and multinational businesses to develop creative strategies for dealing with these crucial issues in a cost-effective manner. The group handles the full range of antitrust concerns, from preventive advice to litigation to the regulatory implications of proposed transactions. Our antitrust attorneys combine deep legal knowledge with a broad understanding of our clients’ business to bring cutting-edge insights to their antitrust issues while staying focused on their overall business objectives. We work with our clients to spot potential antitrust issues before they can become full-fledged problems, helping avoid—or at least minimize—the high costs of investigation and litigation. Our compliance-oriented services include antitrust audits, compliance guides, and interactive training programs. We regularly take part in civil treble damage lawsuits, government enforcement cases, criminal prosecutions, and other government proceedings, both in court and at the Federal Trade Commission. Always mindful of the client's bottom line, we make every effort to explore alternatives to litigation, including Alternative Dispute Resolution and other cost-efficient options. When litigation becomes necessary, we bring the unsurpassed skills, experience, and resources of our Litigation Department to bear in defense of our clients' interests. Since antitrust concerns often are critical elements in the structuring of corporate transactions, we frequently join in multidisciplinary teams with other practice areas within the firm. We are, for example, integral to the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions group, having shepherded numerous transactions through the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as through pre-merger processes in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and Latin America. For our intellectual property clients, we have handled an array of antitrust issues arising in the context of trademark, patent licensing, and patent infringement cases, as well as advice at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law.