Experience and Expertise
Epiq’s deep bench in antitrust and competition services can become your deep bench
Domestic and international regulators have demonstrated a keen and active interest in regulating a wide array of industries, including technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, energy, telecommunications and media, and others.
- Epiq has extensive experience and a deep bench of talent responding to requests for information from international regulatory bodies; we understand their data requirements and routinely advise our clients on best practices for compliance.
- Epiq’s dedicated antitrust and competition teams provide end-to-end services, including forensics, processing, analysis, review, and production through the strategic use of advanced analytics technologies and methods.
- As antitrust and competition matters become more global, Epiq is uniquely situated to quickly respond to client needs in any country and to manage projects involving multiple jurisdictions.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Epiq has unparalleled experience responding to requests by domestic and international regulatory agencies to collect, assess, and produce highly sensitive data relating to acquisitions and mergers. As a result of our extensive background handling Second Requests in the United States, Supplementary Information Requests (SIRs) in Canada, and competition investigations in the United Kingdom, European Union, Japan, China and other jurisdictions, clients entrust their most sensitive matters to Epiq. These projects are invariably high-profile, fast-moving, and critical to a company’s long-term success. Epiq works closely with our corporate clients and their outside counsel to utilize cost-efficient and defensible processes to meet case objectives.
Antitrust Litigation and Investigations
Epiq regularly supports clients in civil, criminal, and internal investigations involving alleged antitrust violations. In addition, our dedicated teams have helped our clients to navigate complex litigation matters, including class actions and multi-district cases. We work closely with our clients to deploy technology strategically to identity key documents quickly and efficiently manage the assessment, review, and production of data. Our teams have familiarity with the negotiation of ESI protocols, and our global review teams understand and can identify key antitrust issues. Importantly, we can scale quickly to meet the changing demands of any case.
Dawn Raid Support
In Europe and North America, regulatory agencies with oversight over competition laws and corporate criminal investigations have the authority to conduct unannounced searches of documents at a company’s premises. These searches are commonly referred to as Dawn Raids.
When a company is subject to a Dawn Raid, data that is held electronically – either locally on premises or sometimes in the cloud – will be seized or forensically imaged (depending on the Search Order) for detailed examination by the authorities.
Dawn Raids can cause major disruption and require the expertise of legal counsel and relevant digital forensics experts to ensure that the interests of the company are protected.
Epiq’s forensic team members act as subject matter experts to assist the legal team identifying electronic data that falls within the Search Order.
For all types of antitrust and competition matters, our data and consulting experts work closely with legal teams to choose the technology tools that best suit the needs of the matter and provide advice on their strategic deployment. These tools, when combined with defensible processes for data processing and review, drive consistent and defensible results, while reducing costs significantly.