AAI is a vocal advocate of private antitrust enforcement as an essential element of antitrust policy.
Antitrust law has long relied on “private attorneys general” to flag antitrust violations that would not otherwise have been exposed, provide deterrence, and ensure that victims are compensated. Yet private antitrust enforcement is under siege. The tort reform movement’s distorted and inaccurate portrayal of class actions has adversely influenced the courts’ antitrust jurisprudence and created unnecessary roadblocks for private antitrust actions. AAI’s research and advocacy focuses on demonstrating the benefits of private enforcement, ensuring the vitality of private remedies, and opposing efforts to undermine the class action device.