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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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"DOJ Approves Group Purchasing Activities that Fall Outside “Antitrust Safety Zone”," Antitrust Law Alert (February 13, 2020). Contacts: Lauren B. Patterson, Juan A. Arteaga, Alexis J. Gilman
Client Alert/Newsletter
Global Competition Review Lists Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group as "Highly Recommended" in 20th Annual "GCR 100" (Feb.13.2020)
Firm News/Announcement
"ABA Hosts Joint Meeting to Discuss Procurement Collusion Strike Force," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 11, 2020). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Gail D. Zirkelbach
Client Alert/Newsletter
FTC Goes Toe-To-Toe-To-Toe With Qualcomm, DOJ Law360 (February 11, 2020)
In the News
"Merger Review Retrospective," GCR Live 9th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum, Miami, FL (February 7, 2020). Moderator: Alexis J. Gilman.
Speech/Presentation
2019's Biggest Antitrust Developments and What to Expect in 2020 AHLA's Speaking of Health Law Podcast (February 6, 2020)
In the News
"Merging Parties Beware: DOJ Follows Through on Promise to Vigorously Enforce Merger Consent Decrees," Antitrust Law Alert (February 3, 2020). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Juan A. Arteaga, Alexis J. Gilman
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Federal Circuit Adds New Guidelines to its Oral Argument Guide," (February 3, 2020). Contacts: Ali Tehrani, Benjamin Christoff, Terry Rea
Client Alert/Newsletter
9th Circ. Judge Calls Kaiser Antitrust Dismissal 'Troubling' Law360 (February 3, 2020)
In the News
"FTC Announces New HSR and Section 8 Thresholds," Antitrust Law Alert (January 28, 2020). Contacts: Shawn R. Johnson, Britton D. Davis, Kate M. Watkins, Connor Ahearn
Client Alert/Newsletter

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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, 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. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.

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