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Megan Browdie

Cooley LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Megan Browdie is an associate in Cooley's Antitrust & Competition practice group, resident in the firm's Washington, DC office.

Megan advises clients on antitrust issues, including with respect to mergers and acquisitions, compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, licensing of intellectual property, and distribution. She has experience in matters before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general, as well as in federal court. Megan has worked with clients in a number of industries, including automotive, consumer goods, computer hardware and software, financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, publishing, and telecommunications.

Recent matters include:

  • Bertelsmann – Obtained clearance for Bertelsmann subsidiary Random House's proposed book publishing venture with Penguin, combining the two largest book publishers in the country.
  • Delphi Automotive – Represented Delphi Automotive on US antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including the company's $727 million sale of its thermal business to MAHLE GmbH.
  • Kodak – Defended Kodak against allegations of illegal tying and monopolization in Collins v. Kodak, which settled on confidential terms. On team that successfully argued for a new standard for implicit (i.e., non-contractual) tying in Sixth Circuit.
  • Millennial Media – Represented Millennial Media, a leading independent mobile advertising and data platform, before the FTC in connection with its acquisition of Jumptap, a mobile advertising platform focused on programmatic and mobile-first approach to reaching audiences.
  • NetScout Systems – Represented NetScout, a provider of performance analytics and operational intelligence solutions for telecommunications service provider and enterprise customers, in obtaining unconditional DOJ clearance of NetScout's proposed $2.6 billion acquisition of the Communications Business of Danaher Corporation. DOJ issued a Second Request but closed its investigation without imposing any remedial conditions on the parties.
  • Qualcomm – Represented Qualcomm in connection with several deals, including sale of its Omnitracs business to Vista Equity and its acquisition of Wilocity.
  • Snyder's-Lance – Represented Snyder's-Lance in obtaining FTC clearance for its acquisition of Snack Factory/Pretzel Crisps.
    • Tesoro – Represented Tesoro before the FTC in nine-month investigation of Tesoro's proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of British Petroleum's Southern California Refining and Marketing business and other related assets. Cooley received both FTC and California AG clearances for Tesoro by proving that the proposed acquisition would not raise gasoline prices or otherwise lessen competition in California, despite the FTC previously blocking several similar refinery acquisitions in California.

Megan is active in the antitrust bar, where she serves as the Young Lawyer Representative to the ABA Antitrust Section's Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. She has spoken on "Recent Developments" for the Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee, contributed to the DOJ Civil Antitrust Practice and Procedure Manual, and been published in the Federal Civil Enforcement Committee newsletter. She is also a member of Cooley's DC office pro bono committee.

Megan was recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in antitrust.

Megan graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Executive Notes Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. While attending Georgetown she interned at the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    JD, 2010
  • Case Western Reserve University
    BS Mechanical Engineering, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

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Megan Browdie is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration: What Companies Need to Know, Friday, September 08, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration: What Companies Need to Know - Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration: What Companies Need to Know, Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration: What Companies Need to Know - Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration: What Companies Need to Know, Tuesday, October 10, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Intellectual Property Licensing: The Intersection Between Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property Rights (August 2017) - Antitrust Counseling & Compliance 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
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