Cartel Investigations

Our antitrust litigators are valued client advocates for all phases of criminal cartel investigations and civil cartel litigation.
Weil has represented clients across a broad range of industries in the most significant cartel investigations and litigations over the past 20 years, including:
  • air cargo
  • auction houses
  • carbon fiber
  • vitamins
  • auto parts
  • LCD
  • orthopedic implants
  • milk
  • helicopter services
  • clothing fasteners
  • military insignia
  • e-books
  • MSG 

Cartel investigation capabilities

From rapid response to “dawn raids,” search warrant executions, grand jury subpoena compliance and overall case strategy and assessment, Weil knows the landscape ahead for our clients. We can:
  • Help make key early strategic decisions on whether to cooperate or seek leniency in the United States or other jurisdictions;
  • Develop a working relationship with government lawyers to protect the client's interest while maintaining credibility and cooperating when helpful;
  • Coordinate with counsel in other jurisdictions to ensure consistency in defense strategy, theses and arguments; and
  • Make careful strategy calls in criminal cases so as not to prejudice defenses in civil litigations and investigations in other jurisdictions.

Our global reach: The ‘Hot Spots’

Weil has coordinated international cartel defense in many of the leading “hot spot” jurisdictions for enforcement:

  • United States
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • United Kingdom
  • European
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Australia
  • Switzerland

Representative clients

  • Panasonic Corporation
  • ExxonMobil
  • Bridgestone
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Calsonic Kansei
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • SEACOR Holdings
  • Toray
  • Prym Group
  • Pirelli
  • Vantec World Transport
  • Kyowa
  • SEC Carbon

Selected Representations

Representative Matters

American Airlines

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Panasonic North America

Confidential Japanese Auto-Parts Manufacturer and US Subsidiary

Calsonic Kansei

Vantec World Transport

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Achieved “outstanding” ranking in survey of Washington, D.C. antitrust bar

Global Competition Review, 2015

Weil’s NY Antitrust Litigation Practice Ranked as “Elite” in 2014 GCR 100

National Tier 1 Firm for Litigation – Antitrust

U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2011 – 2015

Attorneys regularly recognized in publications such as Benchmark Litigation, Legal 500, and Chambers USA