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Vinson & Elkins LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20037-1701
United States
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Lindsey represents companies and individuals in a variety of investigations, litigation and counseling matters, in the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis on antitrust-related issues. A primary focus of her practice is defending clients in multijurisdictional cartel and price-fixing investigations and related civil and class action litigation.

Her experience also includes class action defense, trade secret disputes and other civil litigation matters, and defending clients in government investigations, grand jury subpoenas, and other proceedings across a variety of issues. She also counsels clients with respect to antitrust compliance issues across a diversity of industries, including government contracting, consumer goods, and technology, among others.

Lindsey currently co-chairs the ABA Antitrust Section’s Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee and, through this work, has been invited to speak on antitrust-issues in several forums.

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United States > Antitrust > Cartel

Vinson & Elkins LLP represents clients in a broad range of industries, including tech, pharma, airline and chemicals, with notable strength in handling cross-border civil and criminal cartel proceedings, with standout international representations of Wanhua and Hitachi in FTC and DOJ cartel investigations. The firm offers significant agency expertise through a number of former DOJ and FTC officials, and has broad geographical reach with particular strength in Washington DC, Texas, and California. Alden Atkins has been particularly active in the airline space during 2021, representing Southwest Airlines in the ongoing DOJ investigation into airline capacity, and AirTran in a multi-district case relating to bag fees, cases that Houston-based Jason Powers is also playing a key role in. The team is led by Darren Tucker, a specialist in DOJ and FTC proceedings in the technology, energy and pharma sectors, while Hill Wellford takes the lead on governmental investigations within the US and internationally. Brian Schnapp is a specialist in representing multinational companies in cartel and price-fixing investigations, with Lindsey Vaala also a key name for global cartel defense. Lawyers are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.