Fox Rothschild attorneys have deep experience counseling and representing clients on antitrust matters, particularly in the litigation of disputes but also in the context of corporate transactions and the protection and leveraging of intellectual property rights.

Antitrust Litigation

Our team of attorneys litigates antitrust cases and defends complex multidistrict class actions. We work aggressively to resolve disputes involving allegations of price fixing, misappropriation of intellectually property rights (including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets) and unfair competition and trade claims under federal and state law.

Additionally, one of our attorneys has served as Special Master and Special Master Liaison to the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in numerous antitrust matters, including:

  • Advanced Micro Devices v. Intel Corporation, C.A. No. 05-441 (JJF), an antitrust case alleging monopoly by Intel in the microprocessors market;
  • Phil Paul v. Intel Corporation, C.A. No. 05-485 (JJF), a consumer class action antitrust case; and
  • In Re Intel Corporation Microprocessor Antitrust Litigation, MDL NO. 05-1717 (JJF).

Pricing Programs and Counseling

Our team includes former in-house counsels to major international franchisors, former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, as well as former Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers. We offer preventative audits and compliance programs and regularly counsel clients on antitrust risks and compliance in connection with potential transactions, business and distribution arrangements, pricing practices and other conduct. Our attorneys tailor customized presentations to clients’ sales forces on antitrust compliance at national sales meetings.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We represent buyers, sellers, targets and financial institutions involved in mergers, acquisitions and other transactions, providing strategic advice on structuring and negotiating the transaction to minimize the risk of an antitrust challenge. We assist with analyzing prospective target companies and, when necessary, litigate challenges to combinations.

Health Care Antitrust

Fox routinely handles a wide variety of strategic alliances, including mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures and other health care affiliations involving for-profit and nonprofit entities. In the context of these business combinations, our attorneys consult on antitrust issues such as joint ventures between insurers and providers, hospital/medical staff relations, mergers and exclusivity agreements, among other issues.