When big corporations hurt their customers, we fight back.

Wolf Haldenstein is a proven leader in antitrust litigation. Since Teddy Roosevelt made it illegal for companies to gang up against consumers, U.S. laws have provided protections against price fixing, bid rigging, monopolization and other ways to refuse to compete. Competition means better products and lower prices for all of us; agreeing not to compete only means fatter margins for big companies. That’s why the antitrust field is also called “competition law.”

Wolf Haldenstein takes on antitrust cases for consumers and small businesses who suffer from illegal restraints on trade. We use the tools that federal laws provide, not just to get damages, but also to seek injunctions stopping the bad actors from continuing what they are doing. If the federal laws don’t protect our clients’ rights, we can and will use the laws of states that do. We file cases to protect the rights of so-called “indirect purchasers,” for example retail customers who buy products one or two steps away from the violators. The laws we use often provide more than just damages; both federal and state laws typically allow for treble damages, and attorney’s fees. Those provisions help our clients recover more, and make the defendants more willing to settle.

The tools the law provides for people hurt by antitrust violations are powerful, but they are not easy to use. Representing ordinary people and small companies against corporate behemoths usually means filing a class action, and litigating all the difficult and technical issues that go with that. In movies, litigation is always about whether the bad guys did the bad thing, and finding the one critical witness or smoking gun document; but in the real world, the hard parts of these cases are just as often the boring but important things, like finding an expert economist who can measure the impact of the conduct.

That means that what we do is not a practice area for dabblers. Antitrust litigation is a field for dedicated, specialized teams with experience in major antitrust cases, and with the resources and determination to see them through. Which is why you should retain Wolf Haldenstein.