Barbara’s practice covers the full range of antitrust and competition matters. In addition, she routinely handles distribution disputes and arrangements, class actions, securities and other general litigation for various domestic and international companies.
She advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general and international regulatory agencies. Her counseling practice also involves helping international and domestic companies to minimize or avoid antitrust liability, and to implement effective compliance programs.
Barbara also is experienced in non-merger civil and criminal antitrust investigations before the enforcement agencies and defends against antitrust class actions and individual claims. Her antitrust litigation experience has included a wide range of antitrust claims under the Sherman Act, Robinson-Patman Act, Clayton Act and numerous state statutory and common laws. She has extensive experience responding to government investigations of alleged cartel activity, including price-fixing and market allocation. Most recently, she represented companies targeted by the Department of Justice in investigations of resistors and capacitors, as well as other non-public criminal proceedings.