Evolving Law on Vertical Restraints, "Exclusionary Contracts" and Resale Price Maintenance

PLI Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2022

Speaking Engagement | May.11.2022 | 3:45pm - 5:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

PLI New York

Antitrust & Competition partner Craig Falls will be presenting on the "Evolving Law on Vertical Restraints, ‘Exclusionary Contracts’ and Resale Price Maintenance,” at the 2022 Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation program hosted by Practising Law Institute. Craig will discuss how companies should manage antitrust risk when dealing with suppliers and customers, which is an area of antitrust law much more nuanced and prone to blind spots than dealings with one’s competitors. Craig will identify the key pitfalls to avoid, explain how antitrust policy is evolving in this area, and help companies prepare for future scrutiny, including in the hot-topic areas of e-commerce and business ecosystems.

CLE Credits Available: Y


  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Craig Falls パートナー

Washington, D.C.

Craig has cleared the way for high-profile and highly scrutinized mergers and defended such transactions in litigation when challenged by enforcers. Complementing his merger work, Craig also represents companies in exclusionary conduct investigations and related litigation brought by antitrust enforcers, rival companies, and classes of consumers.

Craig has been on the front lines of cutting-edge antitrust issues, including scrutiny of asset managers under the “common ownership” theory, investigations of patent assertion entities, scrutiny of e-commerce business models, and challenges to pharmaceutical licenses and patent settlements.

He regularly provides antitrust counseling, helping companies structure their joint ventures, licensing arrangements, and other commercial agreements to achieve their business goals at minimized antitrust risk. Craig has published frequently on questions concerning the application of antitrust law to vertical restraints, pricing practices and other relationships between companies operating at different levels of the supply chain.

Craig serves clients in a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, energy, transportation, consumer packaged goods, and retail.

Passionate about pro bono work, Craig focuses on representing the interests of those experiencing homelessness and protects D.C. neighbors facing eviction. He has also represented victims of human trafficking and helped to obtain a trial victory for plaintiffs challenging Wisconsin’s photo identification voter law.