Courtney Dyer

Partner

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Courtney Dyer, Managing Partner of O'Melveny's Washington, DC office, 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.

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Honors & Awards

  • Named to the "500 Leading Litigators in America" list for Antitrust & Competition Law, including M&A, Investigations, Litigation by Lawdragon (2022)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US in both Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions (2016) and Antitrust: Merger Control (2017-2022)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • George Washington University, J.D.: with high honors; Order of the Coif
  • University of Richmond, B.S., Finance and Economics: cum laude

Professional Activities

Member

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section

Author

Contributor

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Understanding the Antitrust Issues, (4th ed.), ABA Section of Antitrust Law (2015)
  • Antitrust Law Developments (7th ed.), ABA Section of Antitrust Law (2012)

Speaker

  • Moderator, “Resale Price Maintenance: Current State of Play in North America and Europe,” American Bar Association (2019)
  • “‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Responding to a Governmental Second Request”, American Bar Association, Federal Civil Enforcement Section of Antitrust Law (2015)

Podcast

  • Our Curious Amalgam, “Would Anything Have Changed? The Use of the Failing Firm “Defense” in Merger Control,” Speaker, ABA (July 20, 2020)
  • Represented Alaska Airlines and obtained DOJ clearance of its merger with Virgin America.
  • Obtained regulatory clearances on behalf of Finisar for its acquisition by II-VI.
  • Obtained regulatory clearances on behalf of Microsemi for its acquisition by Microchip.
  • 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.
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In the News

Global Competition Review: The Tipline for 13 October 2022 Tractor Supply

October 13, 2022

Global Competition Review: Publishing Duo Label DOJ Market ‘Artificial’ at Close of Trial

August 22, 2022

Law360: Book Publishers Say DOJ Hasn’t Shown Harm To Authors

August 19, 2022

Law360: Court Questions Penguin’s Bid Policy In Merger Challenge

August 18, 2022

Law360: Publishing Merger Won’t Hurt Competition, Yale Prof Says

August 16, 2022

Law360: Penguin Exec. Says Internal Book Competition Is Strong

August 15, 2022

Law360: Author, Agents Say Advances Only Part Of Puzzle

August 11, 2022

Global Competition Review: DOJ’s Expert: New Publisher Unlikely to Replace Simon & Schuster

August 10, 2022

Law360: Agent Says Authors Want Best Deal, Not Most Upfront Money

August 10, 2022

Law360: Penguin CEO Says Simon & Schuster Deal Is For Market Share

August 4, 2022

Law360: DOJ Tells Judge Book Merger Would Reduce Author Pay

August 1, 2022

The American Lawyer: More Than 2,000 Women Partners Issue Call to Action Post-‘Dobbs’

June 27, 2022

Competition Policy International: Using the Horizontal Merger Guidelines to Evaluate Labor Market Effects of Mergers

May 11, 2022

Law360: DOJ’s Penguin-Simon & Schuster Challenge Eyes August Trial

December 10, 2021

Bloomberg Law: O’Melveny Announces New Leaders, Including Litigation, Corporate

February 11, 2021

The American Lawyer O’Melveny Expands Leadership Ranks, Naming Another Vice Chair and Group Co-Chairs

February 11, 2021

Alerts and Publications

Eleventh Circuit Holds That a Franchisor and Its Franchisees May Violate Sherman Act by Entering Into No-Hire Agreements

September 12, 2022

DOJ Breathes New Life into Section 2 Criminal Enforcement

March 8, 2022

FTC Announces New 2022 HSR Reporting Thresholds and Renews Call to Congress for Additional Funding

January 25, 2022

Prompted by Sweeping Executive Order on Competition, New Leadership at US Antitrust Agencies to Launch Review of Merger Guidelines; Similar Initiatives in Europe and China May Signal Greater Convergence in Enforcement Across Jurisdictions

July 26, 2021

Unanimous Supreme Court Affirms Injunction Barring NCAA Rules that Limit Education-Related Compensation to Student Athletes

June 30, 2021

Supreme Court Holds That FTC Cannot Sue for Monetary Relief: AMG Capital Management v. FTC

April 26, 2021

European Commission Extends Reach Over Non-Reportable Transactions

April 6, 2021

Senator Klobuchar Unveils Broad New Proposed Antitrust Legislation

February 8, 2021

FTC Adjusts New 2021 HSR Reporting Thresholds Downward

February 3, 2021

EU Commission Publishes Text of EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

January 27, 2021

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division Brings First-Ever Criminal No-Poach Case

January 22, 2021

Germany Strengthens Antitrust Enforcement Powers to Rein in Big Tech

January 19, 2021

China Expands National Security Review of Foreign Investments

January 12, 2021

European Commission Plan to Reform Europe’s Digital Space - Part 2 - Draft Digital Services Act

December 23, 2020

European Commission Plan to Reform Europe’s Digital Space - Part 1 - Draft Digital Markets Act

December 21, 2020

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division Brings First-Ever Criminal Labor Market Collusion Case

December 17, 2020

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