What Does an Antitrust Attorney Do?


If you’ve ever wondered what antitrust lawyers do, you should keep reading. The Youtube video “What are Antitrust Attorneys” has all the information you need to decide if you need to hire this kind of lawyer or if you might want to become one in the future.

An antitrust lawyer practices the type of law that protects trade and commerce from corporate monopolies, price-fixing, and other restrictions. Usually, a company will have to hire an antitrust lawyer during mergers, deals, price-fixing lawsuits, unfair competition problems with other corporations, etc.

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In Europe, South Africa, Australia, and other countries, these lawyers are best known as competition attorneys.

Many government agencies hire antitrust lawyers. Some work at the Department of Justice for the Federal Fair Trade Commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, or the Office of Fair Trading in the United Kingdom.

Their expertise must include knowledge of federal antitrust laws such as the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act. They should also know the different laws depending on their state. Meanwhile, similar attorneys in Europe need to know the Treaty of Rome.

You can watch the rest of the video for more details about the work of an antitrust lawyer.