In addition to the federal antitrust provisions, several states have adopted similar legislation making it a state crime to engage in certain types of anti competitive business conduct. Thus, a defendant could face both federal and state counts of antitrust violations, each with different standards of proof and required elements. The Parkman White, LLP firm has trial experience in nearly every state in the US, and offers expertise with state antitrust laws as well as the federal statutes.
It is important to retain professional counsel as soon as you become aware that you are the target of an antitrust investigation. Often a skilled attorney can reduce exposure in a state or federal investigation, and in the case of an investigation pursued by both state and federal authorities, can even leverage their client’s situation so as to curb the bringing of additional state charges on top of a federal indictment.