Government Antitrust Investigation Law


When a government investigation strikes, Baker Botts is there to help.  Baker Botts’ lawyers defend clients in the full range of criminal and civil antitrust investigations involving:

  • Allegations of monopolization
  • Price fixing
  • Bid rigging
  • Market and customer allocation
  • Collusive output restrictions
  • Unfair competition
  • Market manipulation

Our experience crosses a wide variety of industries, including:

  • Energy
  • Technology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing
  • Durable goods
  • Agricultural and other commodities

Our lawyers have convinced government authorities to suspend their investigations against our clients, gained non-prosecution status for targets of government investigations, and obtained amnesty for clients under U.S. and foreign antitrust leniency programs. In instances where matters cannot be resolved to our client’s satisfaction, we have substantial trial experience -- and government enforcers know that we can force them to try their case when that is in our client’s best interest. We understand the burdens placed upon a company, and its in-house counsel, when facing a government investigation and we work to reduce those burdens while zealously defending our clients’ interests throughout the proceeding.