Jody Boudreault helps clients with antitrust clearances for strategic transactions such as M&A, joint ventures and licensing; advises on commercial issues; advocates before government agencies; and defends antitrust litigation. She presents clients with useful business solutions to minimize their overall antitrust risk. Her work has spanned 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; and media and entertainment.
Jody advocates for and against transactions and policy proposals before the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission, other federal agencies, Congress, and state Attorneys General. She is experienced in a wide range of antitrust issues and litigation including the Clayton Act, the Sherman Act, mergers, monopolization, cartel investigations, steering, network access, MFNs, foreclosure, refusals to deal, exclusive dealing, standard setting, no-poach and non-competes, firewalls and data access, 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, 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).
Jody is vice chair on the Unilateral Conduct Committee of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association, and previously served as vice chair on the 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.