Anna Aryankalayil


Washington, D.C.

In this high-risk regulatory environment, Anna Aryankalayil offers a unique insight into the antitrust agencies’ enforcement priorities for the tech, life sciences, and energy sectors following her recent service as Attorney Advisor to former Commissioner Noah Philips at the Federal Trade Commission.

Having returned to private practice, Anna focuses on merger clearance and litigation, government conduct investigations, and antitrust counseling and compliance.

During her time at the FTC from March 2020 to September 2022, Anna advised on merger and anticompetitive conduct investigations and enforcement actions across a wide range of sectors, including tech, pharmaceutical and life sciences, healthcare, defense, oil & gas, retail, and consumer goods. She also advised on litigation and appellate strategy, the FTC’s advocacy through amicus briefs, and other cutting edge competition policy matters, such as, merger policy, digital platforms, intellectual property, and nascent competition in innovative industries.

Prior to joining the FTC, Anna was a senior associate in private practice where she focused on antitrust litigation, government conduct investigations and compliance, and the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. In litigation, Anna has experience defending high-profile transactions against government challenge from the FTC and the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

Anna is a leader in the ABA’s Antitrust Section, currently serving as Vice Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee.