In a world that seems to grow smaller every year, more and more businesses face the prospect of navigating their way through federal and state antitrust laws and government regulators. Pierce Atwood's depth of experience in all areas of antitrust, unfair competition, trade practice and trade regulation issues, including civil litigation, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state antitrust investigations, trade organization activities, and antitrust planning and compliance, allows us to advise a wide range of companies successfully in all of these areas.

Areas of Expertise

Antitrust Advice

The firm's antitrust group provides a wide variety of antitrust counseling and advice to its clients on issues such as:

  • Distribution networks
  • Pricing
  • Price discrimination
  • Tying
  • Exclusive dealing
  • Conduct related to market power, information exchanges and trade association activities
  • Restraints of trade generally
Industry Expertise: Antitrust

Pierce Atwood has decades of experience working with clients in a wide variety of industries, providing our attorneys with first-hand knowledge and insight into how those businesses operate in order to provide business as well as legal advice.  The firm's antitrust clients include many companies engaged in regional, national and international businesses, based in New England and elsewhere.  Representative industries include:


  • Paper and timber
  • Food and beverage
  • Waste transportation and disposal
  • Utilities
  • Health care
  • Retail
  • Banking
  • Fleet management and credit
  • Franchising
  • Skiing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Music
  • Manufacturing, distribution, and service companies
Mergers & Acquisitions

Pierce Atwood assists clients in federal and state antitrust merger and acquisition-related reviews, and has experience in the following:

  • Analysis and counseling
  • Representation of merger and acquisition participants before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and State Attorneys General
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notification filings
  • Merger and acquisition related litigation
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