Amy Ray represents clients in high-profile U.S. and international antitrust matters. She focuses on transactions, litigation, investigations, and counseling with a competition nexus.

She regularly advises on substantive antitrust analyses of business combinations and antitrust compliance, including vertical pricing and distribution issues. Amy has substantial counseling experience in strategic transactions as well as in providing advice to financial investors on issues related to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

Global Competition Review featured her as one of its “40 Under 40 – Class of 2016” antitrust lawyers in its global survey.

Amy is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She has recently defended litigation clients in antitrust suits spanning the municipal derivatives, credit default swaps, precious metals, and technology industries.

Among her other notable representations are transactional matters at the intersection of antitrust and technology, including her key role in Microsoft Corporation's acquisitions of LinkedIn, the largest in Microsoft’s history (winner of Global Competition Review's “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe” in 2017); the company’s acquisition of Skype (winner of Global Competition Review's “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe” in 2012); and in the clearance of numerous intellectual property acquisitions.

Her pro bono matters include a case for which the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs recognized her case team for its contribution to fair housing litigation. She also served for several years on the prestigious U.S. National Women's Law Center Leadership Advisory Committee.

Amy is a member of the inaugural Law360 Competition Editorial Advisory Board. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an Equal Justice Fellow, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia with Highest Distinction.

    • U.S. v. Microsoft and N.Y. v. Microsoft, implementing the consent decree resulting from the landmark antitrust suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and twenty state attorneys general alleging antitrust violations under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
    • Microsoft in dismissing federal antitrust and state law counts via Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in Marshall’s Locksmith Service, Inc., v. Google. This was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.  
    • The Royal Bank of Scotland in In re Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2476M, defending the bank against class allegations under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
    • Dexia, Assured Guaranty, Financial Security Assurance, Inc. and Financial Security Assurance Holdings, Ltd. in multidistrict class action litigation alleging antitrust violations in the municipal derivatives industry.
    • Sompo International in its agreement to purchase the operating subsidiaries of Lexon Surety Group LLC.
    • In Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the largest deal in Microsoft’s history, which was awarded 2017 Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe by Global Competition Review.
    • In Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang and its Minecraft franchise.
    • In Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, recognized as 2012 Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe by Global Competition Review.
    • In Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business.
    • In Microsoft's acquisition of Havok 3D physics video game technologies from Intel.   
    • In Microsoft's role in the acquisition of more than 6,000 patents from Nortel.
    • In Microsoft's purchase from AOL of more than 800 patents and related patent applications as well as a non-exclusive license to AOL's retained patent portfolio for $1.1 billion, and in the subsequent assignment of a significant portion of those intellectual property assets to Facebook Inc. for $550 million.
    • In Microsoft's acquisition of Yahoo!'s search business and subsequent partnership agreements with Yahoo!.
    • Activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management in its acquisition of a 9.9% stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
    • Customer relationship management (CRM) software provider ELEAD1ONE in its sale to fellow automotive commerce company CDK Global, Inc.
    • As antitrust counsel providing advice related to many prospective transactions and related investigations, including advocacy on behalf of concerned industry participants.
       

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