Antitrust Offenses

(May 2019) This primer is intended to provide an overview of sentencing-related criminal antitrust topics. The information provided is drawn from §2R1.1 (Bid-Rigging, Price-Fixing or Market-Allocation Agreements Among Competitors) and its commentary, other related portions of the Guidelines Manual, and applicable caselaw. This primer is not, however, intended as a comprehensive compilation of all case law addressing these issues. The selected case law focuses on published circuit precedent, and generally includes only one authority from a given circuit even if the same court has addressed a particular issue more than once.