Antitrust Litigation


"The antitrust and competition law practice at Baker Botts L.L.P. encompasses the full spectrum of antitrust litigation on both sides of the aisle before federal, state and appellate courts."

The Legal 500 U.S. 2022

Our antitrust lawyers’ extensive trial experience is complemented by the depth of our in related areas of law, such as intellectual property, foreign corrupt practices, and securities regulation, and in a range of industries from the latest high-technology innovations to agricultural commodities. We handle significant complex government and private litigation on behalf of defendants in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. On occasion, we have represented corporate plaintiffs. The breadth of our abilities gives us strength in assessing our clients’ litigation risks and their adversaries, and assists us in crafting the right legal strategy to fit their case.

In private antitrust class actions and individual lawsuits, solid defense requires extensive experience and a steady hand. We have defended clients in every type of antitrust case, including federal and state court class action clusters involving hundreds of class actions consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation.

The majority of our work has been in defense of our clients. We have, however, handled individual “opt-out” litigation on behalf of corporate clients and, at times, class action plaintiffs’ cases as well.

We represent companies and individuals in civil lawsuits, criminal investigations and adversary proceedings involving the entire spectrum of antitrust and competition issues. Our antitrust litigation experience includes class actions and individual suits, monopolization and cartel cases, vertical price and non-price restraints, and price discrimination.

We have litigated in federal and state courts across the country and in numerous multi-district litigations. We have tried cases, handled TROs and preliminary injunctions, Daubert hearings and every type of complex proceeding in between. Our lawyers have also advocated clients’ interests before and against the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general and a variety of administrative agencies, and we routinely advise in matters before the European Commission and member states and competition authorities from Asia to Latin America to Africa.