Morrison & Foerster was recently named Antitrust Litigation "Law Firm of the Year" by U.S.News/Best Lawyers® for 2011-2012. Our antitrust lawyers are recognized leaders in the courtroom, the boardroom, and the halls of government. We are trial lawyers who have a knack for resolving complex antitrust cases through dispositive motions, but are capable of taking any case to trial. We are strategic counselors who partner with our clients to develop business strategies to enhance their competitiveness. We are agency experts who draw on a deep well of experience, including service as high-level officials, to obtain successful results in criminal and civil investigations and merger reviews. With leading antitrust lawyers in major business centers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, we provide these services seamlessly to clients doing business worldwide.
We have litigated antitrust cases throughout the country. In the last three years, we won dismissals of six large antitrust class actions in California, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts. We are currently representing clients in several multi-jurisdictional criminal and civil investigations. Our merger teams have obtained governmental approval for countless transactions, including two of the largest mergers in the last three years.
We work with clients in every industry sector, from computers to cleaning products, from phones to pharmaceuticals, and from technology to transportation.
Our clients tell us that what distinguishes us from other law firms is our in-depth understanding of their businesses and the industries in which they compete, our practical approach to problem-solving, our commitment to teamwork and putting our client's needs first, and our ability to provide integrated antitrust representation across the globe.
Working closely with our clients, we:
- Won approval for the $4.8 billion sale of Hitachi GST to Western Digital
- Won Ninth Circuit affirmance of summary judgment in a putative class action in the financial services industry for alleged price-fixing
- Won approval for the $28 billion sale of Alltel to Verizon Wireless, which created the largest wireless communications company in the U.S.
- Won dismissal with prejudice of a putative class action in the pharmaceutical industry seeking billions of dollars in damages for alleged price-fixing
- Represent several multinational companies in ongoing global cartel investigations