Lindquist & Vennum represents businesses across the nation in conflicts involving charges of unfair business practices brought by competitors, consumers or governmental agencies. Our antitrust attorneys also integrate antitrust compliance and counseling with individuals clients’ transaction planning, litigation and industry needs. Lindquist's Antitrust practice was recognized with a band 1 ranking in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Antitrust – Minnesota.
Business activities sometimes raise antitrust and trade regulation issues that must be resolved by litigation or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms. Lindquist helps clients respond to competitors’, suppliers’ and purchasers’ anticompetitive practices and unfair business activities. We also defend clients against antitrust charges and related claims made by competitors, suppliers, purchasers, consumers, and governmental agencies.
Mergers and acquisitions frequently involve significant antitrust issues. Lindquist attorneys have directed dozens of successful Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings in support of such transactions. We also assist clients with issues arising from agency review of HSR filings, such as handling requests for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission and spinning off portions of businesses.
Government investigations can arise unexpectedly and create significant costs and risks. Lindquist helps businesses and associations respond to demands for documents and information, limit the impact on clients, negotiate solutions with government enforcers to avoid contested litigation if possible, and litigate when necessary. When competitors engage in anticompetitive behavior, we work with government enforcers to initiate investigations.