Federal, state and foreign antitrust laws broadly regulate the modern marketplace. At Faegre Drinker, we help businesses pursue transactions, take products and services to market, and expand operations, while minimizing any antitrust risk. Our work begins with experienced counseling: We advise on best sales, pricing and distribution practices, counsel on competitor information exchanges, audit current business activities, and help clients develop robust antitrust compliance policies. When companies face the prospect of antitrust litigation, either as defendants or plaintiffs, our team members in offices throughout the country and internationally are prepared to handle the full array of competition law claims, including those involving price fixing, price discrimination, resale price maintenance, monopolization, joint bidding, exclusive dealing and group boycotts. Faegre Drinker attorneys have extensive experience defending antitrust class actions and criminal investigations. Our antitrust team also is available to help businesses grow and move in new directions. In M&A transactions, we counsel on pre-merger notification and clearance under Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and foreign merger control laws, and we regularly handle investigations by federal, state and foreign enforcement agencies. Many of today’s most significant corporate transactions involve patents and other forms of intellectual property, and the Faegre Drinker antitrust team works closely with the firm’s IP attorneys to minimize any antitrust risk associated with standard-setting, patent pools and IP licensing, as well as to prosecute and defend IP-related competition claims.