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Because trade associations bring together competitors, they require antitrust advisors who can provide, in real time, counsel on how competitors can engage in lawful conduct and avoid illegal behavior. We advise our association clients on the entire range of antitrust issues, including membership requirements and restrictions, self-regulation, accreditation and certification programs, information exchange programs and standard setting. We have advised our clients with respect to investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice and have litigated dozens of cases seeking to overturn membership discipline decisions on antitrust and other grounds.