Brent focuses his practice on antitrust and trade regulation,
class action litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He has litigated
matters in federal courts throughout the United States and has handled cases
under virtually every aspect of the antitrust laws including monopolization,
price fixing, vertical conspiracies, boycotts, and price discrimination, as
well as a number of state antitrust and unfair competition statutes. Brent also
has successfully represented both corporate clients and individuals located
throughout the world in criminal antitrust cartel investigations. His practice has included representation of clients before the U.S.
Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, the Canadian Competition
Bureau, and the European Commission Directorate General for Competition.
In addition, Brent
has worked extensively on merger investigations involving both domestic and
European companies, has supervised the preparation of hundreds of
Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification filings, and obtained dismissal in
federal district court of an FTC lawsuit seeking to enjoin a natural gas
Brent serves as the co- chair of the
Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee of the ABA’s Antitrust Section and also
serves on the Board of the Business Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. He
is also an editor of the three-volume State Antitrust Practice and
Statutes (Fifth) published
by the ABA Antitrust Section, and is a past chair of the Antitrust Section of
the Virginia State Bar.