Especially in industries with limited supply chains and talent pools, friendly relationships between competitors are almost inevitable. After all, who else will understand your common challenges and concerns?
There is a fine line between “co-opetition” and price or wage fixing – the targets of many of today’s antitrust lawsuits. As the Department of Justice continues to ramp up enforcement efforts in line with the Sherman Antitrust Act, one essential truth is clear: Every operator in every industry should have an antitrust compliance policy and enforcement plan in order to avoid very real consequences – including significant fines and prison time.
Our Antitrust practice approaches the needs of each holistically, evaluating circumstances to build policies and plans that align with company values. We help companies maneuver acquisitions and growth while complying with appropriate laws and regulations. And we counsel clients to avoid exposure and safeguard them from the legal implications of potential violations, including:
- Price fixing
- Wage fixing
- Bid rigging
- Market allocation
We believe that maintaining a pulse on evolving enforcement priorities and knowing when to pursue leniency provisions is essential to containing exposure. Our primary goal is always to avoid charges, preventing problems by advising clients at the first hint of a potential issue. However, our team’s extensive experience trying and defending Antitrust cases couples with decades of DOJ experience and private practice work to rapidly assess situations, strategize and prevent criminal sanctions.
About Taylor English
Taylor English Duma LLP was built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value. The firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English clients run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies to middle market businesses to start ups and entrepreneurs. The firm is the Georgia law firm member of GGI Global Alliance AG, the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms, giving our clients access to a trusted stable of high-quality professional services organizations around the globe.