Courtney C. Byrd

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Courtney C. Byrd is a skilled litigator specializing in US antitrust and competition matters. She advises a widespread and diverse range of clients, including prominent national banks, multinational consumer electronics and computer manufacturers, US and foreign airlines, and national managed care organizations.

Languages

  • Spanish

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Education

  • Georgetown University, J.D.: Special Project Editor, The Tax Lawyer
  • University of Virginia, B.A., History: Jefferson Scholar; Echols Scholar; dean's list

Professional Activities

Clerkships

  • US Attorney's Office, District of Columbia 

Internships

  • Honorable Richard Leon, US District Court, District of Columbia

Editorial Board

  • Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (2014)

Drafter

  • Antitrust Law Developments, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (2012)

Member

  • American Bar Association
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a national managed care organization regarding alleged violations of the anti-kickback statute and the civil False Claims Act
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest banks in proceedings arising from the marketing and sales of auction-rate securities
  • Represented multinational consumer electronics manufacturers in antitrust class actions and other civil litigation
  • Represented a multinational consumer electronics and computer manufacturer in non-merger antitrust investigations
  • Represented US Airways in litigation against the DOJ regarding its merger with American Airlines and in antitrust litigation regarding distribution
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Press Releases

Alerts and Publications

China Publishes “Unreliable Entities” Rules Targeting Foreign Enterprises

September 22, 2020

DOJ Issues Letter Encouraging IEEE to Change Policy on Standard Essential Patents

September 18, 2020

Hong Kong Competition Tribunal Approves First Cartel Settlement

August 13, 2020

Congress Reauthorizes ACPERA and Repeals Sunset Provision

July 17, 2020

DOJ’s Prosecution of Generic Drug Companies Continues as it Announces Price-Fixing Charges Against Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

July 2, 2020

DOJ and FTC Issue New Vertical Merger Guidelines

July 1, 2020

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office Calls for the EU Court of Justice’s Guidance on Important Patent Licensing Issues

June 25, 2020

Germany’s Supreme Court Sides with National Antitrust Enforcer in Facebook Abuse of Dominance Case

June 23, 2020

May Price Gouging Update

June 4, 2020

Updates on Recent US Merger Control Developments - May 2020

May 22, 2020

New Proposed Legislation in California Increases Antitrust Scrutiny in M&A and Other Activities in the Healthcare Industry

May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Antitrust M&A Considerations

May 7, 2020

Collusion in the Healthcare Industry: DOJ Charges Oncology Group for its Participation in a Criminal Antitrust Conspiracy

May 6, 2020

Price Gouging Update—April 2020

April 30, 2020

Gun-Jumping Concerns for Pending Transactions When There Is No Such Thing as “Ordinary Course of Business”

April 27, 2020

The Failing Firm Merger Defense in Times of Economic Turmoil: Past Lessons and the COVID-19 Crisis

April 23, 2020

Antitrust Agencies Watch for Labor Market Collusion in the Healthcare Industry

April 20, 2020

DOJ and FTC on Alert for Anticompetitive Conduct in Labor Markets for COVID-19 Essential Workers

April 15, 2020

Nationwide Shortages Open New Frontiers in Fight Against COVID-19-Related Price Gouging

April 14, 2020

Hong Kong Competition Commission Consults on Proposed Commitments Offered by Online Travel Agents to Remove Parity Clauses from Agreements with Accommodation Providers

April 9, 2020

China Adopts Antitrust Enforcement Policy to Fight COVID-19 and Spur Economic Recovery

April 8, 2020

Antitrust Implications of the President’s Invocation of the Defense Production Act

April 2, 2020

Department of Health and Human Services Triggers Price Gouging and Hoarding Provisions of Defense Production Act

April 1, 2020

Hong Kong Competition Commission Issues Statement on the Application of the Competition Rules to Cooperation Agreements Between Companies Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020

Competitor Collaborations and Communications in Time of Crisis: Practical Guidance

March 26, 2020

Antitrust Agencies Provide Guidance for Competitor Collaborations in Healthcare Sector as COVID-19 Outbreak Deepens

March 25, 2020

European Antitrust in the Time of COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Temporary Merger Control Measures in the EU, US, and China in Response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020

FTC Announces New 2020 HSR Reporting Thresholds

January 28, 2020

FTC Announces New 2019 HSR Reporting Thresholds

February 19, 2019

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