The firm represents clients in civil and criminal antitrust matters. Over the past fifteen years, the U.S. Department of Justice has significantly increased its antitrust enforcement efforts. For example, total annual fines exacted from companies in connection with federal criminal antitrust cases increased from $152 million in 2000 to $3.6 billion in 2015. Similarly, individuals convicted of antitrust offenses are facing increasingly severe penalties: in 2007, 87 percent of individuals convicted of antitrust offenses were sentenced to prison time—a 135 percent increase over the rate from the 1990s—and the average prison sentence increased from 10 months in 2000 to 31 months in 2007. And in civil antitrust matters, clients face the possibility of treble damage awards and other serious penalties. The Angeli Law Group has the experience and expertise to defend any type of antitrust case, including those involving allegations of price fixing, price discrimination, collusive agreements, restraint of trade, market allocation, bid rigging, monopolization, and unfair competition.
- Represented a group of senior executives of a Japanese company in connection with a multinational criminal investigation into price-fixing and market allocation in the automotive industry. We successfully negotiated for amnesty for our clients, thereby avoiding any criminal charges.
- Obtained an extremely favorable settlement for a large manufacturing company who brought a federal lawsuit alleging that a group of suppliers engaged in a multi-million dollar price-fixing conspiracy.
- Represented the World Bank in connection with numerous investigations and sanctions proceedings relating to collusion, price fixing, market allocation, bid rigging, and other forms of fraud and corruption committed by contractors working on World Bank projects worldwide.
- Represented a senior executive of a Michigan company in connection with a federal investigation into price-fixing and market allocation. The client received amnesty, thereby avoiding any criminal charges.
- Mr. Angeli served as the law clerk for U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on the seminal antitrust case, United States v. Microsoft Corporation