Dylan Carson is a trial attorney with major experience in antitrust litigation, federal and state government antitrust investigations, and competition law counseling. For more than 20 years, Dylan has represented clients in federal and state court antitrust trials, before judges and juries, as both plaintiff, while serving at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and defendant, as a partner at two major law firms. He is among the short list of antitrust attorneys to have successfully prosecuted and defended high-stakes merger trials, including the Heinz baby food trial and the Aetna-Humana health insurance trial. In private practice, he also has represented clients before federal and state antitrust enforcers, including the Antitrust Division, Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general.

Dylan offers clients his knowledge of public and private antitrust enforcement in Washington, D.C., and around the country to navigate the complexities of civil and criminal enforcement and private litigation. He has advised clients about shepherding mergers and acquisitions through the approval process, handling federal and state government antitrust investigations, prosecuting and defending private antitrust actions, and crafting compliance programs to avoid the risk of antitrust enforcement and treble damages actions. He has represented parties involved in merger and civil nonmerger investigations in diverse industries, including real estate, telecommunications, cable and satellite television, e-commerce, online platforms, energy generation and distribution, finance, casinos, and food and soft drinks.

For his efforts at DOJ, Dylan received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, the second highest award for employee performance at the Department of Justice. For three years straight, he also received the Assistant Attorney General Award of Distinction, the highest Antitrust Division performance award, based on his investigation and litigation work.

Prior to joining Bona Law, Dylan was a trial attorney in the Media, Entertainment, and Communications section of the Antitrust Division at DOJ, a partner at an AmLaw 50 law firm as well as a national trial firm in Denver and Los Angeles.