Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP partner Lorie Masters, partnering with insurance broker Marsh and others, analyzed the often complex issues raised by the insurance coverage actions posed by actions alleging violations of antitrust laws. “Optimizing Antitrust Coverage in Private Company D&O Policies,” published by Marsh in Insights. Investigations invoking antitrust laws raise the prospect of both civil and criminal liabilities. While most of these investigations are either resolved or not resolved by liability, the defense costs can be staggered. Policyholders should consider whether directors and officers apply to cover the costs coming out of such investigations. To maximize coverage, policyholders should work with their advisors to ensure that policies are implemented so as to enhance the prospects for obtaining insurance protection for alleged antitrust violations.