Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Straus & Boies has consistently been recognized as a leading advocate for consumers and businesses suffering consumer protection and antitrust harm. Our attorneys have been lead counsel in some of the largest and most complex antitrust and consumer protection class actions of the past decade. The firm has successfully pursued claims in federal and state courts against some of the most powerful corporations in the world, and has recovered in excess of a billion dollars for our clients.

Antitrust
Since its founding in 1995, Straus & Boies has been at the forefront of national efforts to reign in cartels and corporations engaging in anticompetitive conduct in violation of U.S. antitrust laws. Our attorneys excel in prosecuting large, high-stakes antitrust cases involving price-fixing conspiracies, exclusive dealing arrangements, monopolization schemes, and other illegal behavior. The experience our firm has obtained over the past two decades has translated into large recoveries for our clients, with one recent case settling for nearly $1.1 billion.

Securities and Financial Services
Federal securities laws are designed to protect investors by requiring publicly traded companies to communicate with investors in a truthful and timely manner. Each year, however, numerous companies either intentionally or negligently fail to meet these requirements, and thereby cause investors to lose billions of dollars. Straus & Boies routinely fights for these investors, and has recently prosecuted cases against various companies for conduct such as Ponzi schemes and fraudulent misallocation of dividends.

Consumer Protection
Straus & Boies has a long history of fighting on behalf of consumers, who individually would not be able to enforce their rights. Working side-by-side with state attorney generals from nearly every state in the union, Straus & Boies has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for consumers. In doing so, Straus & Boies has guarded the free flow of truthful information in the marketplace and held businesses guilty of fraudulent or misleading representations accountable.

Product Liability
Product liability is an area of law that allows consumers to recover damages resulting from their purchase of a defective product. Sometimes the defect occurs because of a defective design and sometimes it is because the product was manufactured improperly. In either case, the law can hold manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others responsible for the consumer’s injuries.

Recently, Straus & Boies successfully prosecuted claims against the manufacturers of defective pipe fittings that caused severe water damages to thousands of homes. After vigorous litigation that took place in federal courts across the country, the issues went up to the 8th Circuit where our position was upheld. Ultimately, a multimillion dollar settlement was reached.