Jody Boudreault successfully advocates for antitrust clearance of multi-million-dollar strategic M&A so that companies can successfully meet their growth objectives. As a former Antitrust Division Honors Attorney, Jody uses her deep knowledge of substantive issues, regulatory processes, and agency officials to evaluate and counsel on antitrust risk from initial transaction assessment through HSR filing and agency investigations. She also regularly devises antitrust risk-reducing solutions to contracting and other business issues, and advocates for or against “needle-moving” policy proposals before government agencies.
Jody counsels clients across major sectors of the economy, including healthcare, life sciences, and health information technology; financial services, including fintech platforms; intellectual property and high-tech matters; consumer products; heavy industry; national defense; insurance; airline and aerospace; and media and entertainment.
Persuasive advocacy. Jody advocates for and against transactions and policy proposals before government agencies and responds to investigatory requests by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), other federal agencies, Congress, and state Attorneys General.
Business solutions. She advises on M&A from initial risk assessment through HSR and state filings, second requests, settlements, and post-closing issues; divestiture buyers; JVs and collaborations; information exchanges; contracts and other business arrangements.
Pragmatic and thoughtful antitrust advice. Jody advises clients, including a Fortune 5 client, on a wide range of issues such as gun-jumping; network access; monopolization; Section 1 market allocation, price-fixing, and collusion; MFNs, foreclosure, refusal to deal, exclusive dealing, no-poach and non-compete agreements, interlocking directorates, antitrust compliance, standard setting, firewalls and data access, and more.
Jody is co-chair of the Unilateral Conduct Committee of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association, and previously served as vice chair on the ABA's Pricing Conduct Committee. She contributed for many years to the Antitrust Law Developments treatise. She is a member of the Cornell Alumni Association and various PTAs.