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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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FTC v. Qualcomm Ruling Makes Challenges To Novel Business Practices Harder – ABA Webinar PaRR Global (September 3, 2020)
Media Mentions
"Going Vertical: FTC/DOJ Final Vertical Merger Guidelines," American Health Law Association Webinar (August 27, 2020). Presenter: Alexis J. Gilman.
Speech/Presentation
"DOJ Antitrust Division Announces Organizational Changes Focused On Increasing Prosecution of Consent Decree Violations and Civil Conduct Offenses," Antitrust Law Alert (August 25, 2020). Contacts: Juan A. Arteaga, Alexis J. Gilman, Wm. Randolph Smith, Rosa M. Morales
Client Alert/Newsletter
"No License, No Chips, No Problem: Ninth Circuit Vacates Injunction in FTC v. Qualcomm," Antitrust Law Alert (August 21, 2020). Contacts: Jason C. Murray, Robert B. McNary, Christy Markos
Client Alert/Newsletter
The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 46 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Two Selected as Lawyer of the Year (Aug.20.2020)
Firm News/Announcement
"Annulment of EC Prohibition of Telecoms Merger Creates Uncertainty for Mergers in Tight Markets," Antitrust Law Alert (August 12, 2020). Contacts: Sean-Paul Brankin, Thomas De Meese, Wm. Randolph Smith, Marieke Van Nieuwenborgh
Client Alert/Newsletter
FTC and DOJ Issue Final Vertical Merger Guidelines (August 7, 2020). Authors: Alexis J. Gilman, Alexis J. DeBernardis and Shaina Vinayek.
Publications
"DOJ Sues to Block Geisinger Health’s Minority Investment in Evangelical Community Hospital," (August 7, 2020). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Shawn R. Johnson, Juan A. Arteaga, Richard Stella
Client Alert/Newsletter
DOJ Sues To Block Consummated Hospital Deal Global Investigations Review (August 6, 2020)
Media Mentions
Diversity in Action UCI Law Alumni Newsletter (July 28, 2020)
Media Mentions

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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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