Competition Counseling

The current regulatory environment, in which price fixing, cartel and gun-jumping conduct is increasingly the high-visibility target of governmental enforcement actions and class action antitrust litigation, makes internal compliance programs vital to the legal management of corporate businesses worldwide. Troutman Sanders attorneys assist organizations of all sizes in developing programs that meet or exceed both external and internal compliance requirements, formalize ethical standards and promote best practices.

We strive to help clients understand how to achieve their business objectives rather than simply advising against proactive business change due to the risks of potential exposure. Our competition counseling services include advice on the following:

  • Business practices
  • Enforcement agency investigations and business reviews
  • Litigation risk assessment
  • Merger analysis
  • Management and employee training
  • Competitor collaborations, including joint ventures, standard setting organizations and trade associations

  • Assessment of parallel conduct in electric equipment and fuel transportation fields on behalf of energy companies.
  • Counseled provider of on-line construction project information services in action against competitor, asserting fraud and antitrust claims arising out of competitor’s surreptitious access to and theft of client’s confidential and proprietary data.
  • Counseled clients in the Department of Justice investigation regarding the practices of Union Pacific Railroad and the BNSF Railway.
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