Antitrust Litigation: Section 1 of the Sherman Act

The Sherman Antitrust Act (15 U.S.C. ?? 1?7) is a landmark federal statute passed by Congress in 1890. It prohibits certain business activities that federal government regulators deem to be anticompetitive and requires the federal government to investigate and pursue trusts, companies, and other organizations suspected of violating the Act. Keeping with the Founding Father?s vision of a competitive marketplace, the Sherman Act prevents monopolies from dominating markets and industries.

For more information on Section 1 of the Sherman Act please join antitrust attorney William Markham for a comprehensive view of the statute. Mr. Markham primarily discusses the elements of the statute, damages, per se offenses, litigation arising under the Sherman Act, the rule of reason, the Cartwright Act, and criminal violations of the statute. Mr. Markham also discusses the enforcement of the statute, attorney?s fees, tort claims, price fixing, bid rigging, horizontal allocation of markets, group boycotts, tying arrangements, the LIBOR scandal, unreasonably restraining trade, proximate damages, cartels, OPEC, the FTC and private litigation. Mr. Markham also addresses some of the main case law that has arisen under the Section 1 of the Sherman Act.

William Markham litigates antitrust cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in federal cases arising under the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act, in addition to California cases arising under the Cartwright Act. In particular, he has litigated the following kinds of antitrust claims: price-fixing, bid-rigging, horizontal market allocation, tying agreements, unreasonable restraints of trade, monopolization claims, and related antitrust matters. He has substantial experience litigating major antitrust cases and has handled antitrust matters that have arisen in the following industries: telecommunications and telecommunications infrastructure, petrochemicals and petroleum refining, computer hardware, computer software development and maintenance, marine/harbor infrastructures, and various other lines of commerce. He has also handled criminal cases for "subjects", "targets", and putative defendants in ongoing antitrust investigations, and he has handled amnesty matters that arise under the Department of Justice's guidelines for antitrust amnesty.

Practice Areas: Business Law | Litigation

State Accreditations: California (CA)