Thompson & Knight is consistently ranked as one of the top antitrust and trade regulation law firms. We take pride in having tried many antitrust and merger cases, including highly significant disputes, in federal and state courts and before the Federal Trade Commission. Thompson & Knight attorneys advise clients and litigate on nearly all aspects of the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Robinson-Patman Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, and Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act as well as in such related areas as noncompetition covenants, trade secrets, business torts, and advertising and social media law. Our attorneys serve as counsel in industry-wide antitrust and trade regulation class actions and represent targets in grand jury, administrative, and industry self-regulation investigations. We provide antitrust advice with respect to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, distributor arrangements, and trade associations, as well as trade-regulation advice with respect to advertising—including packaging, labeling, marketing and distribution campaigns and materials—and use of websites and social media.
The Firm received top national rankings in Antitrust Law and Litigation-Antitrust in the 2018 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" directory and William M. Katz, Jr. was named the 2015 Dallas Litigation - Antitrust "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. Additionally, the Firm is recognized among the top five firms in Texas in the Antitrust category of the prestigious Chambers USA 2017 legal directory published by Chambers and Partners, and clients note that our antitrust team is “experienced and respected” with “a long background in antitrust.” Thompson & Knight also shares the distinction of having more attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 in Antitrust Law than any other firm in Texas.
Our attorneys have chaired professional groups focusing on antitrust and business litigation, including the Antitrust Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association. Our attorneys also serve in leadership roles in the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust law and the Federal Bar Association Antitrust Section, and they are frequent authors and speakers on antitrust and advertising law issues. A Thompson & Knight antitrust lawyer has served as an adjunct faculty member for Dallas-area law schools, and many of our litigators have contributed to authoritative works in the fields of antitrust and advertising.