California has adopted criminal antitrust provisions which complement the federal antitrust legislation. Among the laws enacted to preserve competition are prohibitions on contracts or combinations in restraint of trade, as well as designations of unfair business practices that cover most corporate conduct. California is one of the few states whose State Attorney General has an antitrust office. Violations of state provisions can be prosecuted alongside federal charges and the Sherman Act does not preempt enforcement of the state statutes.
If you are charged with a state violation of antitrust law in California, it is important to contact a professional attorney with experience in the white-collar crime arena and particularly in antitrust litigation. As a nationwide firm, Parkman White, LLP can handle cases throughout California including San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and all areas in between.