US Antitrust

  • 7 topics | 27m
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall referred to antitrust laws as the "Magna Carta of free enterprise." Without these laws, competition would suffer and the likely results would be fewer choices, higher prices, and poor service. Who wants that? Antitrust laws not only benefit you as a consumer but also your organization, by protecting it against those who conspire to limit competition. Understanding what constitutes a violation of antitrust law can help you avoid breaching the law and saddling your organization, and yourself, with serious fines and penalties. This course describes behaviors that may violate antitrust law and explains how to respond appropriately to potential antitrust violations. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.


  • recognize concepts related to US antitrust legislation
  • understand concepts related to US antitrust legislation
  • identify examples of arrangements that represent horizontal agreements
  • identify examples of arrangements that represent vertical agreements
  • recognize arrangements that are likely to violate antitrust law
  • recognize the consequences of violating antitrust law
  • recognize the appropriate actions to take to avoid violating US Antitrust laws
  • recognize the consequences of violating antitrust law and how to take appropriate action to avoid violating US antitrust law


  • US Antitrust Legislation
  • Knowledge Check: Antitrust Legislation
  • Horizontal Agreements
  • Vertical Agreements
  • Knowledge Check: Anticompetitive Behavior
  • Responding to Potential Antitrust Violations
  • Knowledge Check: Antitrust Violations