Courtney Dyer’s practice focuses on government merger and non-merger investigations, private antitrust litigation, and counseling clients on antitrust issues. Courtney has extensive experience defending proposed and consummated mergers and acquisitions before the US antitrust agencies. In recent years, Courtney has represented clients in transactions in the technology, biotech, healthcare, airline, retail sales, manufacturing, telecommunications, automotive, and energy industries.
She also counsels clients on non-merger matters, including the formation of joint ventures and other competitor collaborations, Section 8 of the Clayton Act, information and data-sharing among companies, and other competition issues. Courtney has advocated for government intervention on behalf of parties adversely impacted by proposed mergers, or by anticompetitive conduct.
In addition to her work in government investigations, Courtney devotes a significant portion of her practice to advising clients on issues relating to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). Her work in this area has also involved negotiating antitrust provisions in transaction agreements, developing client HSR Act training programs and compliance procedures, and representing clients in “failure to file” situations.
- Obtained DOJ clearance on behalf of Dealertrack Technologies Inc. for its acquisition by Cox Automotive.
- Obtained FTC clearance on behalf of CoreLogic, Inc. for its acquisition of Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, DataQuick Information Systems, and certain businesses of DataQuick Lending Solutions.
- Obtained DOJ clearance for Schoolwires for its acquisition by Blackboard Inc.
- Obtained FTC clearance for General Mills’ for its acquisition of Annie’s.
- Obtained FTC clearance on behalf of MakerBot in its sale to Stratasys.
- Represented Northwest Airlines in its merger with Delta Air Lines.
- Represented Quest Diagnostics Incorporated in obtaining FTC approval of numerous mergers and joint ventures.
- Represented Verizon Communications Inc. in its acquisition of MCI.
- Represented Warner Bros. in establishing the joint venture that created The CW.
- Counseled and successfully obtained FTC clearance for a supplier of genome-sequencing services in antitrust matters relating to its acquisition of a company that provided complementary, innovative services.
- Successfully defended clients in the technology, entertainment, manufacturing, and healthcare industries in non-public civil conduct investigations brought by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
- District of Columbia
- New York
- George Washington University, J.D.: with high honors; Order of the Coif
- University of Richmond, B.S., Finance and Economics: cum laude
- American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
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