Benjamin R. Dryden

Professional Biography

Benjamin Dryden is an antitrust lawyer and serves as the vice chair of the Firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. His practice focuses on the antitrust issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes advising clients on the antitrust risk profiles of potential transactions, counseling clients through the due diligence and integration planning processes, negotiating antitrust risk provisions in purchase agreements, and representing clients in investigations before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general. He has particular experience with transactions in the hospital, health insurance, and manufacturing sectors. Benjamin also provides a broad range of antitrust counseling and compliance services, with particular focuses on healthcare and antitrust issues relating to labor and employment.

In his M&A practice, Benjamin regularly represents clients in merger investigations before federal and state antitrust enforcers, including “Second Request” merger investigations. Because Second Requests can require sorting through massive volumes of documents in a short amount of time, Benjamin is an expert at leveraging artificial intelligence to achieve the best results in the quickest, most cost-effective way. In 2023, the legal technology company Relativity named Benjamin an “AI Visionary” for his innovative work deploying artificial intelligence in Second Requests.

In addition, Benjamin helps clients navigate the complex requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. He has prepared well over 100 HSR filings and routinely advises clients on the intricate HSR reportability rules. He also negotiates and oversees “clean team” agreements to ensure compliant information sharing throughout the due diligence and integration planning processes.

Benjamin provides a broad range of antitrust counseling services, ranging from one-off counseling questions to employee compliance trainings and full-scale antitrust audits. Benjamin complements his legal and industry knowledge with a down-to-earth, plain-spoken style, allowing him to effectively communicate complex concepts with a broad range of audiences. Benjamin is a sought-after speaker on antitrust topics, with quotes in publications such as the Wall Street JournalCNBC.comReuters, and Bloomberg Law, as well as dozens of articles to his name.

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