Overview

Meytal McCoy is counsel in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office. She focuses her practice on all aspects of antitrust including litigation, merger clearance and antitrust business counseling. The breadth of her experience spans a number of industries including food, energy, restaurant, agricultural, technology, financial services, pharmaceutical, and healthcare/medical device, and encompasses all phases of U.S. and foreign merger clearance, including pre-merger business counseling and representation before U.S. and foreign agencies in merger investigations. In addition to merger clearance, Meytal also manages all phases of civil litigation, including motions practice, third party practice, discovery and electronic discovery, depositions, and working with experts. Meytal also has significant experience with electronic discovery, including e-discovery practice before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, and e-discovery in civil litigation. Meytal is a founding member of the Mayer Brown DC Lateral Associates Committee and the D.C. Mayer Brown Attorney Parent Resource Group, and she actively participates as a mentor for junior associates. Meytal also regularly participates in activities with the ABA Antitrust Section, where she frequently edits chapters of ABA antitrust publications, including Antitrust Law Developments.

Mergers Counseling & Investigations: Counsels clients regarding merger control filings and pre-merger issues (gun jumping). Has extensive experience coordinating US (HSR) and foreign merger control filings. Represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice in merger investigations and “Second Requests.”

Antitrust & Business Counseling: Regularly counsels clients regarding deal structure, antitrust risk, antitrust compliance, and Clayton Act Section 8 (interlocking directorates).  Helps clients conduct internal audits of antitrust policies and revise such policies as needed.  Represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice regarding antitrust business matters.

Litigation: Has a variety of motions practice experience, including motions for summary judgment and discovery motions. Handles all aspects of discovery in complex business litigations, including managing third party discovery, defending depositions, working with experts and expert reports, and coordinating discovery among multiple defendants.

Electronic Discovery: Regularly counsels clients regarding e-discovery issues, including litigation holds, document collection, and e-discovery pricing. Has particular experience with e-discovery before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.

Experience

  • Represented Nestlé S.A. in $2.3 billion global acquisition of Atrium Innovations.
  • Represented Nestlé S.A. in $2.8 billion sale of U.S. confectionary business to Ferrero Group.
  • Represented public utility in $8 billion acquisition to another utility.
  • Represented health insurance company in $1.2 billion acquisition of Medicaid and Medicare focused managed care company
  • Represented of global specialty products company in $1.3 billion acquisition of leading global manufacturer of water and air filtration and purification solutions
  • Represented of financial institution in $2 billion sale of loan business in a non-reportable merger investigation before the U.S. Department of Justice, which was cleared without remedy
  • Represented Virgin America in its $2.6 billion acquisition by Alaska Airlines, including managing merger investigation.
  • Represented consumer food products company in $545M acquisition of pet food company
  • Represented software company in $660 million acquisition of online financial services platform.
  • Represented major international phosphate producer in $1.4 billion acquisition before the DOJ
  • Represented packaging company in $2 billion acquisition before the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Representation of third party health insurance company in variety of state and federal litigations relating allegedly anticompetitive contracting and other practices by dominant medical provider group.
  • United States v. AB Electrolux, et al. Represented third party in highly contentious merger litigation, including advocating for client regarding protective order, defending client in depositions, and preparing client witness for trial.
  • American Specialty Health v. Healthways Inc. Represented ASH in action alleging that competitor monopolized Medicare Advantage fitness plans through exclusive contracts with fitness facilities in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act and California consumer protection statutes. Litigation settled favorably with defendant agreeing to waive the challenged provisions in contracts with certain facilities.

Education

American University, JD, cum laude

Articles Editor, American University International Law Review

The George Washington University, BA, cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court

  • US District Court for the District of Columbia

Memberships

Editorial Board Member, ABA Antitrust Section – Federal Civil Enforcement Committee