Antitrust issues remain a concern over a company’s lifetime. With an increase in corporate and individual criminal antitrust penalties, it is critically important to remain compliant with government regulations. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP provides ongoing advice and counsel in the form of:
- establishing and implementing antitrust compliance programs
- assessing the implications of particular pricing, marketing or distribution practices
- implementing avoidance and defense strategies
- presenting policy issues to congressional bodies and other interested government agencies.
Satisfying the stringent Federal Sentencing Guidelines and avoiding criminal offenses always play a significant role in our efforts to develop and implement antitrust compliance programs. We work in partnership with clients to develop written policies and procedures, as well as education and compliance programs, to prevent and detect antitrust problems. Our compliance programs include audiovisual presentations, written outlines and question-and-answer sessions. Our antitrust team also has substantial experience in conducting audits and internal investigations to ensure compliance with corporate antitrust and document retention policies.