Godfrey & Kahn’s Litigation and Antitrust Practice Groups regularly handle the full spectrum of antitrust and trade regulation litigation.
The firm’s attorneys have managed numerous antitrust and consumer litigation matters in state and federal courts across the United States involving an array of antitrust claims, including resale price maintenance, price discrimination, tying arrangements, minimum advertised price arrangements, bid rigging and price-fixing. In addition, the firm has had extensive experience in product distribution antitrust litigation and litigation involving the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (widely regarded as the most protective dealership statute in the nation).
The Antitrust Practice Group includes several of the firm’s senior litigators who form the nucleus of antitrust trial teams. For example, one of the firm’s senior litigators was lead counsel for the state attorneys general in federal court litigation in several states involving resale price maintenance, insurance boycotts, mergers, price-fixing, complex indirect purchaser litigation and exclusionary practices. He was also lead state counsel in the case brought by 19 states and the U.S. Department of Justice against Microsoft in federal court in the District of Columbia. Godfrey & Kahn was selected to serve as chief trial counsel for the Idaho Attorney General in the Federal Trade Commission and State of Idaho v. St. Luke’s Health Systems, recognized nationwide as a seminal case involving the interplay between antitrust law and the changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
The Antitrust Practice Group has also handled criminal matters in federal and state courts. The experience of the team in prosecuting criminal antitrust cases at both the federal and state level has proved invaluable to clients.
Specialized Trade Regulation Areas