Anna Aryankalayil


Anna Aryankalayil


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

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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.


Significant Representations

  • 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.
  • 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
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Young Lawyer Representative, ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Distribution and Franchising Committee (2017-2018)