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Courtney joined Reed Smith in 2014 as an associate in the Global Regulatory Enforcement Group and is a member of the firm's Antitrust & Competition team.  Courtney represents litigants in civil antitrust actions, including class actions and large multi-district litigations.  Courtney also provides counseling on premerger antitrust issues and regularly prepares Hart-Scott-Rodino filings on behalf of both buy-and sell-side entities.  Courtney also advised corporate clients through the subpoena and civil investigative demand process.  In addition to her antitrust practice, Courtney maintains a commercial litigation practice in which she represents clients in complex litigation matters in federal and states courts, as well as arbitral forums.  Courtney's extensive litigation experience involves primary drafting of dispositive motions, managing large electronic discovery projects, and taking and defending depositions.


  • 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