Originally published January 21, 2009

Keywords: US Antitrust law, private antitrust litigation

With economic globalization, corporations around the world have developed heightened sensitivities to antitrust issues. Many of these issues arise first in the United States, which generally is recognized as a world leader in the development of private antitrust litigation.

Recent developments in US private antitrust litigation are the subject of a chapter that Mayer Brown partners Mark McLaughlin, Andrew Marovitz and Britt Miller authored for Global Competition Review's Getting the Deal Through – Private Antitrust Litigation 2009, a compendium of private antitrust law in 35 jurisdictions worldwide. Mayer Brown is a continuing contributor to the annual publication and has authored the chapter on US law for the last three years. The chapter includes a discussion of significant statutes and court rulings that directly impact private antitrust actions in the United States. In addition, the authors provide answers to frequently asked questions on issues ranging from legislation and jurisdiction to private action procedure, class proceedings and remedies.

For your convenience, you can access a copy of Mayer Brown's contributing chapter1 through the provided link. We trust that you will find it to be a valuable resource and you should feel free to share it with your colleagues. If you are interested in receiving a print copy of Getting the Deal Through – Private Antitrust Litigation 2009, contact Erin Johnson at ejohnson5@mayerbrown.com. Limited copies are available and will be provided on a first come basis.

In addition, Mayer Brown will be hosting a complimentary roundtable program, Antitrust Enforcement and Compliance: A Global Perspective, on February 3, 2009, in New York, NY and February 5, 2009 in Chicago, IL. These programs will include information on private antitrust litigation, cartel enforcement, merger review and compliance, as well as an analysis of the likely changes the new US administration will bring to these areas. For additional information on these programs, as well as to register, please visit the event page.

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1. Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Private Antitrust Litigation 2009, (published in September 2008 – contributing editor Samantha Mobley). For further information please visit www.GettingtheDealThrough.com

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