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Goodsill’s Antitrust Group is arguably one of the best in the State – we have participated in nearly all significant antitrust matters in the State of Hawaii in recent years. Our lawyers have a broad range of experience addressing federal and state competition law issues in litigation and in transactional, counseling and compliance situations. We have assisted clients in complex antitrust/competition matters, including mergers and acquisitions, criminal and civil government investigations, and antitrust litigation in a variety of industries.

Representative matters in which our lawyers have been involved include:

  • Compliance Counseling – Routinely advise and assist clients with antitrust aspects of business relationships and transactions, antitrust implications of pricing strategies, consumer relations, business decisions and other antitrust issues.

  • Civil Litigation – Represented oil companies, insurance companies, drug manufacturers and others in price fixing cases brought by the Hawaii Attorney General and by private litigants. Defended shippers, airlines, automobile dealerships, retailers, and others in cases alleging monopolization, unfair methods of competition, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and price discrimination, including consumer class actions.

  • Civil Investigations – Assisted numerous companies in responding to requests from the Department of Justice and the Hawaii Attorney General’s office.

  • Criminal Matters – Defended clients such as wholesale produce dealers and refuse hauling industry members, in price fixing investigations brought by the Department of Justice.

Attorneys in the firm’s Antitrust Group authored the American Bar Association’s Hawaii Chapter, State Antitrust Practice and Statutes in recent editions (including 1990; 2nd Edition, 1998; 3rd Edition, 2004; and 4th Edition, 2009). We frequently speak at antitrust law seminars and seminars on civil practice and procedure, and have developed training programs for antitrust compliance.

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