Christopher S. Finnerty is an attorney in Nelson, Mullins, Riley Scarborough's... more
Christopher S. Finnerty is an attorney in Nelson, Mullins, Riley Scarborough's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Finnerty represents clients in antitrust, distribution, Internet and intellectual property matters. He serves as antitrust counsel to both national and international corporations, advising on both legal and practical aspects of distribution. He concentrates his practice in t... view profile
David Fink is an experienced civil litigator, whose practice has focused on... more
David Fink is an experienced civil litigator, whose practice has focused on commercial litigation. He handles both individual and class actions and currently serves as court-appointed interim lead counsel in two major class action matters pending in the Eastern District of Michigan--the OnStar Contract Litigation (a consumer class action) and the Refrigerant Compressors Antitrust Lit... view profile
David G. Sigalemade history as co-counsel in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court... more
David G. Sigalemade history as co-counsel in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court caseMcDonald v. City of Chicago in June, 2010,for which he wasfeatured in much print and electronic media. Hewas awarded the Billof Rights by the Second Amendment Foundation in 2011, and was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2012, recognizing him among the top 5% of attorneys in Illinois. Mr. Sigale knows tha... view profile
Antitrust and trade lawyers have experience with regulations governing what businesses can and cannot do in attempting to gain a competitive edge. Antitrust laws prohibit one company from controlling or monopolizing the market for goods or services. A famous example is the government's case against Microsoft for allegedly bundling its Internet Explorer web browser with Windows software in an attempt to dominate the Internet browser market space. Trade laws deal with practices like stealing proprietary data or mailing lists, spreading false rumors about a product, or pricing a product below cost to lure another company's customers. Claims of unfair competition (gaining customers at the expense of a competitor) can be expensive for everyone involved. Antitrust and trade attorneys can defend you against these claims, or provide support if you are the victim of unfair competition.