Trade associations have unique antitrust needs. Industry participants often have pro-competitive, efficiency-enhancing reasons for collaborating. But when competitors meet, antitrust issues can arise. With more than 300 trade association clients in every major industry, Arent Fox has significant experience in developing association rules, bylaws, compliance programs, and document-retention plans, with the goal of minimizing or eliminating potential antitrust pitfalls. We participate in association meetings where sensitive issues may be discussed, review agenda and minutes, and we provide counsel on day-to-day antitrust issues that associations face, including surveys and benchmarking, standard-setting activities, membership standards and termination, and other activities. We also represent associations before the antitrust agencies in investigations affecting their industries.