Morrison & Foerster 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. We recently won dismissals of seven large antitrust class actions in California, Georgia, New York, 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 few years.
We work with clients in every industry sector, from computers to cleaning products, phones to pharmaceuticals, and 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.
Recent Representative Matters Include:
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2011-2012 Antitrust Litigation "Law Firm of the Year"
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2013 National: Antitrust Law National: Litigation - Antitrust New York: Antitrust Law New York: Litigation - Antitrust San Francisco: Litigation - Antitrust Washington, D.C.: Antitrust Law Washington, D.C.: Litigation - Antitrust
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 Japan: Competition/Antitrust
Chambers Global 2017 USA: Competition/Antitrust
Chambers USA 2016 Nationwide: Antitrust California: Antitrust Washington, D.C.: Antitrust
Global Competition Review 2011 (11th edition) Global 100 directory
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2015 Japan: International Firms and Joint Ventures: Antitrust and Competition Law
Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2011 Belgium: EU Competition
Legal 500 US 2016 Antitrust: Merger Control Antitrust: Cartel Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions
PLC Which lawyer? 2010 EU Competition: European Union: Competition/Antitrust Japan: Competition/Antitrust United States: California: Los Angeles: Competition/Antitrust United States: California: San Francisco and Silicon Valley: Competition/Antitrust
PLC Which lawyer? 2009 Global 50 Portrait Dispute Resolution noted as global area of excellence
Antitrust Litigation “Law Firm of the Year”
“The lawyers at Morrison & Foerster LLP do an outstanding job at gaining knowledge of their clients’ industries and of the specifics of their businesses.” (Legal 500 US 2016)
“They go above and beyond to understand our company and culture. Because of that they can provide great legal advice with a business hat on.” (Chambers USA 2016)
“Strong expertise in antitrust.” “The practice also specializes in merger controls through its expertise in media antitrust law.” (JUVE 2016)
“The firm is excellent. They provide the hard advice and manage complex global investigations seamlessly.” (Chambers USA 2015)
“They know the industry and the business well so that they are able to provide helpful legal advice that reflects the realities of both the company and the industry.” (Chambers USA 2015)
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