Creative Legal Solutions for Our Clients’ Business Challenges
Our mission is crafting and executing creative legal solutions for our clients’ strategic business challenges. That means working closely with our clients’ business and legal teams to understand the full scope of those challenges so we can recognize where an innovative “outside-the-box” legal approach can make a real contribution, then executing on their overall strategy.
We are capable of litigating and trying even the most complex antitrust cases, and we have litigated and tried those cases. But too many law firms think only on defense when considering competition law and policy. We know that solving today’s complex business challenges often means going on offense, to address market conduct that harms our clients’ strategic interests.
We do not treat litigation as the solution to all problems. We know that when addressing industry-wide issues, we must think broadly about what we can contribute. Where appropriate, that includes working to ensure policy makers understand the issues and potential solutions, and helping our clients make their voices heard in every relevant forum, not just in the courts.
We immerse ourselves in our clients’ businesses and industries to better understand their goals, operations, and market positions, and to help our clients tailor their business strategies and conduct to ensure that their companies have the operational freedom to compete hard and succeed while adhering to the law. We have designed and executed corporate antitrust compliance programs, including awareness presentations, antitrust training for sales forces and for C-suite officers, and full antitrust audits for corporations and organizations in a wide variety of industries, including consumer products, health care, energy/electricity/gas, electronics, chemicals, broadcasting, and paper products.
We have internationally recognized knowledge and experience in the overlap of technology, intellectual property (IP), and competition issues, including those relating to joint or collective IP activity: standards setting, formation of proprietary specifications, joint licensing (including formation and operation of patent pools), collective defense, as well as FRAND and SEP issues. And we bring this background to the strategic competition issues affecting companies in finance, life sciences, telecommunications, wireless technologies and services, broadband, internet, the internet of things, e-commerce, and online services.