Since its founding, Baker & Miller has consistently been recognized as one of the leading competition law firms in the world. We have substantial experience in virtually every aspect of U.S. antitrust law and virtually every industry sector. We also have broad international experience that allows us to guide clients through the global competition law maze.
Our lawyers represent plaintiffs and defendants using their broad experience in:
- Expert Testimony
- Antitrust and Trade Practice Litigation
- Government and Internal Investigations
- Antitrust Compliance and Day-to-Day Business Operations
- Mergers and Acquisitions
We have also offered expert testimony on U.S. antitrust questions in foreign arbitration proceedings, and before the U.S. Trade Representative and the Israeli competition authority.
We have broad and consistent experience with appeals in the federal court system and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the years, our lawyers have written numerous amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court on pending antitrust and jurisdictional questions on behalf of various clients and governments.
Being smaller and more focused than many other antitrust firms, we have fewer conflicts and hence are often also called on to bring potential issues to the attention of government antitrust agencies and, in doing so, help develop facts and legal theories to support further enforcement action. For example, we were intricately involved for complainants in the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation of (and lawsuit against) Microsoft as well as involved in key developmental activities in the cartel area and the pharmaceutical, newspaper, agricultural and financial services industries.
Such matters are extremely time sensitive and carry large risks to our clients and their employees. As a regular advocate before the investigating agencies, we have established credibility that allows us to “get to the bottom of things” quickly and position the client, and its employees, as favorably as possible in the ongoing investigation. We also recognize the risks of follow-on private litigation and the care that must be taken to foresee and address the litigation issues that are most likely to arise from each investigation.
We have also been engaged to oppose numerous transactions before federal, state, or international agencies or before the courts. These include filing a case on behalf of citizens group and then joining with the Hawaii Attorney General in obtaining a preliminary injunction to prevent Gannett from achieving a daily newspaper monopoly in Hawaii.
Our experience spans virtually every industry, from banking, grocery products, telecommunications, hospitals, to the defense industry.
As editors and authors of the leading treatise on the international antitrust review of acquisitions, we are often engaged where a deep knowledge of the multi-jurisdictional requirements, and access to a broad network of highly capable attorneys in relevant jurisdictions, are required.