Competitive Practices & Antitrust
The law surrounding competitive practices, antitrust, and unfair competition can be nuanced and complex for even the most sophisticated organization. Clients count on Maslon's extensive experience to help bring clarity to the issues, define effective strategies, mitigate risk, and ensure their business objectives are always within view. We offer skilled guidance and litigation prowess across matters involving non-competition agreements, trade secrets, business torts, antitrust, franchise/dealer, and unfair competition—all underscored by exceptional service.
Competitive Practices & Unfair Competition
Maslon has a well-earned reputation, built through decades of dedicated work, litigating non-compete and trade secret claims across the nation on behalf of employees and employers. With achievements at both the trial and appellate level, many of Minnesota's most important appellate decisions in non-compete law were cases proudly won by Maslon on behalf of our clients.
We represent local, national, and global-leading companies and our work spans a wide range of industries and professions, including finance, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, medical devices, life science, retailing, and law. The depth and breadth of our reach continually informs our strategy and enhances our work to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.
From price-fixing class actions to group boycotts to attempts to monopolize claims, Maslon attorneys have successfully litigated antitrust cases across the country on behalf of clients. Our broad capabilities include handling Department of Justice and State Attorney General antitrust investigations, FTC competition investigations, and Hart-Scott-Rodino merger reviews. Clients also appreciate our effective representation across disputes that arise under various state franchise laws and those that arise between manufacturers and their dealers and distributors under a variety of state equipment and vehicle dealer laws.
Across all concerns, we offer proactive counsel on compliance with the various laws involving these substantive issues—always grounded by our extensive litigation experience which allows us to see how problems might occur. We have significant experience implementing programs to protect our clients' intellectual property, including non-competition programs and trade secret protection audits. We have also assisted public companies in successfully implementing and enforcing non-competition forfeiture provisions in their equity compensation plans. We welcome the opportunity to counsel, implement helpful programs, train clients, and enhance best practices for antitrust compliance and pricing issues.