Anna Aryankalayil

Anna Aryankalayil Dechert Antitrust Lawyer in Washington DC

Anna Aryankalayil


Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States of America 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3332 | +1 202 261 3333


Anna Aryankalayil focuses her practice on antitrust litigation, government investigations, and the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. She counsels clients in a wide variety of industries, including transportation, healthcare, food and beverage, and retail. In litigation, Ms. Aryankalayil has experience defending high-profile transactions against government challenge.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Aryankalayil was a research assistant to Commissioner Joshua D. Wright of the Federal Trade Commission. She was also a summer law clerk to Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen of the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Emory University, B.B.A., 2010
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2013, cum laude, Member of the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, Member of the Moot Court Board
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest used industrial equipment auctioneer, in securing unconditional antitrust clearance from the United States Department of Justice for its US$758.5M acquisition of IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for heavy equipment and other durable assets.
  • The WhiteWave Foods Company in the DOJ investigation related to its US$12.5 billion acquisition by Danone SA.
  • General Electric Company in the DOJ investigation and subsequent three-week trial over the US$3.3 billion sale of GE Appliances to AB Electrolux; United States v. AB Electrolux and General Electric Company (D.D.C.)
  • US Airways in its successful merger with American Airlines to create a premier global carrier with an equity value of more than US$17 billion; United States v. U.S. Airways, Inc. (D.D.C.)
  • Albertsons in its US$9.2 billion merger with Safeway, the largest supermarket merger ever (measured by combined number of stores).
  • CVS Health in its US$100 million acquisition of Navarro, the largest Hispanic owned retail pharmacy chain in the United States, following FTC and State Attorney General review of the deal.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • United States Federal Trade Commission, Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen
  • Young Lawyer Representative, ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Distribution and Franchising Committee (2017-2018)