Laura Shores is a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in complex civil and criminal litigation, including in particular the representation of companies and individuals in antitrust matters.
Ms. Shores' antitrust litigation experience includes a variety of actions brought under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act and its state law counterparts, as well as Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. She has tried antitrust claims brought by federal regulators and plaintiffs in private treble-damages suits and represents clients in a variety of industries, with particular focus on the pharmaceutical industry. In a landmark case brought by the Federal Trade Commission against Schering-Plough Corporation challenging its settlement of patent litigation with manufacturers of generic drugs, Ms. Shores prevailed after a two-month administrative hearing. She routinely defends pharmaceutical clients in class actions and cases brought by state attorneys general.
Ms. Shores has also defended clients in other complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts, as well as in matters before US and international arbitration tribunals.
Ms. Shores' practice also focuses on white-collar defense and internal investigations. She has represented corporations and individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions across a broad range of substantive areas, including antitrust, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, securities fraud, and procurement fraud.