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As counsel on the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Team, Courtney helps her clients navigate a wide spectrum of antitrust issues across all fronts—litigation, transactions, and investigations, as well as counseling and compliance. Courtney routinely provides clients with guidance on pre- and post-merger competition issues, including information sharing matters and substantive antitrust reviews. Courtney has prepared dozens of Hart-Scott-Rodino filings on both the buy- and sell-side and advised clients through the “second request” process. Courtney also represents clients in a variety of civil antitrust disputes, including class actions and multi-district litigations. She is experienced in crafting strategies for clients to help them comply with government investigations and subpoenas, including negotiating the scope of document and data requests and developing creative, technology-driven approaches to electronic discovery to minimize cost and burden. As a result of her broad antitrust experience, Best Lawyers in America has listed Courtney as “One to Watch” in Antitrust Law for three years in a row.


  • Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, 2014, J.D., magna cum laude, Penn State Law Review β€“ Editor-in-Chief (2013-2014) and Associate Editor (2012-2013); Woolsack Honor Society; CALI Award Winner – Criminal Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Supreme Court Seminar, and Federal Courts
  • University of Virginia, 2011, B.A., English (with high distinction) and French, minor in Religious Studies, Dean's List; Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society

  • Pennsylvania


  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" list for Antitrust Law, 2022-2024