Antitrust class action battles demand a sophisticated combination of litigation, regulatory, antitrust, and industry prowess from a deep-benched team that knows the venue. Venable is one of a very few elite firms capable of putting these talents into action as a team in pursuit of successful outcomes.
Antitrust class actions are typically triggered by government antitrust enforcement developments, and often challenge industry association and other collective conduct framed by pharmaceutical patent litigation settlements, standard-setting, information exchanges, mergers, patent licensing, group purchasing and regulatory, legislative and judicial petitioning, or compliance activities. Venable's top-ranked regulatory and trade association practices guide our litigation strategies in these battles and provide experienced class action litigators with unique insights and critical pathways.
Our highly decorated white collar criminal defense, franchise and distribution, intellectual property, consumer protection, and international trade practices are substantive disciplines that distinguish Venable's antitrust class action capabilities from those of other leading firms. Our wealth of experience extends into a number of industries where we have been litigating and counseling clients for decades: financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, hospitality, new media, and hundreds of trade associations. We also represent clients responding to parallel investigations by state and federal enforcement agencies, and pursuing or defending opt-out litigation in connection with pending antitrust class actions.
Venable's deep experience in specialized practice areas, industry know-how, and nationwide platform are powerful tools in the hands of our leading trial lawyers, many of whom are former assistant U.S. attorneys and government agency enforcement professionals.
Our strategies and tactics are informed by our clients' business goals and needs, our knowledge of the courts and antitrust bar, and a practiced ear for the many judgment calls contributing to success. Our trial attorneys have successfully resolved – by trial, dispositive motion, or creative settlement – thousands of class actions in all of the prominent state and federal class action venues across the nation.