Benjamin R. Dryden



Benjamin Dryden is a partner and antitrust lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He focuses his practice on antitrust issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, including compliance counseling, representing clients in "second request" investigations, and preparing Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification filings. He also provides all facets of antitrust compliance and risk management counseling. He is a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team, and a member of the firm’s Antitrust, Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Distribution & Franchise, eDiscovery & Data Management, and Labor & Employment Practices.

Mr. Dryden also maintains a broad practice representing businesses in complex litigation. He has litigated antitrust, civil rights, contract, ERISA, and tariff disputes.


Mr. Dryden was selected for inclusion in the 2014  2017 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists for his work in antitrust litigation.


Mr. Dryden received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2008), where he was articles editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. He also earned a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School. Mr. Dryden earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan (B.A., 2004), where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.


Mr. Dryden co-authored the book chapter “The Antitrust Laws and Big Data,” Big Data: A Business and Legal Guide, Taylor & Francis Group (2014) and authored the article “”Horizontal Shareholding:” Is Oligopoly Pricing a Symptom or the Disease?” The Threshold, Volume XVII, Number 2, (Spring 2017).


Mr. Dryden is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, and District of Columbia Circuits, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Representative Matters

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Foley represented Indiana University Health, a statewide healthcare system in Indiana, in the sale of IU Health Laporte and IU Health Starke hospitals to a joint venture controlled by Community Health Systems, a Nashville based healthcare system.
Foley represented Indiana University Health, a statewide healthcare system in Indiana, in the acquisition of Premier Medical Group, a Bloomington, Indiana based multi-specialty medical group.
Foley represented Care 1st Health Plan, a California Medicaid and Managed Care HMO, and its shareholders in the share of stock to Blue Shield of a California for $1.2 Billion.