Baker Botts (Washington)

Jody Boudreault

Baker Botts (Washington)
Lawyer (Senior Associate)

As part of the antitrust group, Jody works in healthcare, technology, and other industries to help strengthen clients’ competitive position. She uses offensive and defensive antitrust strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, JVs, information exchanges, contracts, and protecting innovation. Jody advocates before the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission, and state Attorneys General. She is experienced in a wide range of antitrust issues and litigation including the Clayton Act, the Sherman Act, horizontal and vertical mergers, monopolization, cartel investigations, market allocation, network access, MFNs, foreclosure, refusals to deal, exclusive dealing, standard setting and more. Jody started her career as an Honors Attorney in the DOJ. There, she gained significant experience in all phases of government merger investigations including horizontal and vertical merger review, civil enforcement actions (CIDs/Second Requests), and investigative process and procedure. While at the DOJ, she investigated agriculture, defense, technology, manufacturing products, and consumer goods industries. Before DOJ, Jody externed for a law school semester at the Antitrust Bureau, New York State Office of the Attorney General, working on New York ex rel. Spitzer v. Saint Francis Hospital, 94 F. Supp. 2d 399 (S.D.N.Y. 2000) (market allocation and state action immunity issues). Jody has served as vice chair to the Pricing Conduct Committee of the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association since September 2017. She is a member of the Cornell Alumni Association and various PTAs.

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Articles

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Matthew Levitt, Paul Lugard, Jody Boudreault, Roxane Tonnelier The EU Commission publishes its findings of the evaluation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control and new guidance on the application of Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation

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On 26 March, the European Commission (“EC”) published its findings of the evaluation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control, and new guidance on the application of Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation (“EUMR”) encouraging Member States to refer more transactions to the EC (...)

Jody Boudreault, Anthony W. Swisher The US DoJ moves to vacate its loss in a booking services market acquisition decision on the basis that the competition effects may heighten the agencies’ burden of proof and merger enforcement (Sabre / Farelogix)

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On May 12, 2020, the Department of Justice moved the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to vacate the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware’s U.S. v. Sabre Corp. opinion. In an opinion released on April 7, the court rejected DOJ’s challenge to the proposed merger of Sabre and (...)

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