Dylan Carson is a trial attorney with major experience in antitrust litigation, federal and state government antitrust investigations, and competition law counseling. For more than 20 years, Dylan has represented clients in federal and state court antitrust trials, before judges and juries, as both plaintiff and defendant. A former trial attorney at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Dylan is among the short list of antitrust attorneys to have successfully prosecuted and defended high-stakes merger trials. In private practice, he has represented clients before federal and state antitrust enforcers, including the Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general.
Dylan offers clients his knowledge of public and private antitrust enforcement in Washington, D.C., and around the country to navigate the complexities of civil and criminal enforcement and private litigation. He has advised clients on shepherding mergers and acquisitions through the approval process, handling federal and state government antitrust investigations, prosecuting and defending private antitrust actions, and crafting compliance programs to avoid the risk of antitrust enforcement and treble damages actions. He has represented parties involved in merger and civil nonmerger investigations in diverse industries, including media and telecommunications, real estate, health care, e-commerce, online platforms, energy generation and distribution, finance, casinos, and food and soft drinks.
While at the Antitrust Division, Dylan received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, which is the second highest award for employee performance at the DOJ. He was also honored with the Assistant Attorney General Award of Distinction—the highest Antitrust Division performance award—three years in a row for his investigation and litigation efforts. Some of his most impactful work includes being one of the key trial lawyers in courtroom challenges to two of the largest mergers in history as well as in a challenge to a dominant technology firm’s attempt to acquire an innovative rival.