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Crowell & Moring's antitrust professionals regularly counsel high-profile clients on antitrust compliance issues, not only in conjunction with ongoing litigation or transactional work, but as a long-term relationship, collaborating with our clients on the day-to-day running of their businesses.

Our philosophy is grounded in business reality. We help our clients be responsive to their stakeholders and accomplish their business goals while minimizing — and managing — antitrust risk. We focus on quick turnaround and sophisticated advice grounded in the most up-to-date knowledge of the law, no matter how quickly it changes.

Crowell & Moring lawyers have particular knowledge in the following counseling "hot topics," and bring decades of experience in these areas to bear on their clients' daily business decisions:

  • Distribution relationships, including distributor and dealer agreement formation and enforcement, "gray market" and transshipment issues, channel management, distributor terminations, and distributor communications
  • Vertical pricing, including resale prices, price advertising, and price discrimination
  • "Dominant firm" conduct issues, including bundling and other pricing strategies, tying, discounting strategies, and aftermarket issues
  • Horizontal conduct issues, including competitor contacts and collaborations, participation in trade associations, and other industry collaborations
  • Employee antitrust training, and internal compliance audits and assessment

Representative Engagements

  • Advising a major manufacturer of electronics and musical instruments on its management of multiple dealer and distributor networks, including pricing, e-commerce and gray market issues
  • Representing a major chemical manufacturer in connection with multiple distribution networks, pricing, and production joint ventures
  • Representing a major rail and shipping company in matters concerning compliance reviews and training
  • Advising a major technology and manufacturing company with respect to its relationships with aftermarket service providers for its products
  • Advising a major manufacturer of aircraft engines on all antitrust issues and providing training to members of its team
  • Representing a major scuba gear manufacturer in matters related to its distribution networks, pricing, and gray market issues

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Delrahim Voices Support For Antitrust Reforms To Confront “Tech Giants” Global Competition Review USA (January 21, 2021)
Media Mentions
'Scharniermoment voor het mededingingsbeleid' Trends (January 21, 2021)
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Navigating New Waves Of Tortious Litigation Lawyers Weekly (January 19, 2021)
Media Mentions
With Leadership Change, FTC Enforcement 'Full Speed Ahead' Law360 (January 19, 2021)
Media Mentions
FTC Head Simons Stepping Down Law360 (January 19, 2021)
Media Mentions
"New Legislation Eliminates Long-Standing Antitrust Immunity for Health Insurers," Antitrust Law Alert (January 14, 2021). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Connor Ahearn, Kate M. Watkins
Client Alert/Newsletter
How COVID Could Permanently Alter Litigation For GCs Law360 (January 14, 2021)
Media Mentions
"Digital Services Act: The European Commission Proposes An Updated Accountability Framework For Online Services," Antitrust Law Alert (January 12, 2021). Contacts: Thomas De Meese, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Karl Stas, Ava Erma
Client Alert/Newsletter
Antitrust Is Poised For Change: How Far Will It Go? (January 12, 2021). Authors: Andrew I. Gavil, and Angel Prado.
Publications
"On the Rocks No More: FTC Approves $1 Billion Deal Between Low-Price Liquor Rivals With Unusual Remedy," Antitrust Law Alert (January 7, 2021). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Olivier N. Antoine, Britton D. Davis, Akhil Sheth, Kate M. Watkins
Client Alert/Newsletter

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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 550 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity and inclusion. The firm has offices in Brussels, Doha, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.

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