Katherine Van Dyck

Katherine Van Dyck is Senior Legal Counsel at the American Economic Liberties Project. An experienced attorney, Katie has spent her legal career fighting for consumers, small businesses, and employees in false advertising, antitrust, and wage & hour class actions and individual lawsuits across the country. She has achieved real world results for hard working Americans, successfully challenging price fixing conspiracies, stopping wage theft, and extracting more transparent labeling and quality control practices from manufacturers. At Economic Liberties, Katie is using this experience to develop policies and legal strategies to combat the growing threat of corporate consolidation and to make the economy work for the same people she represented in court.

Katie came to Economic Liberties from Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca LLP. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Texas Tech University School of Law and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Hayden Head, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. During law school, Katie was an Articles Editor on the Texas Tech Law Review. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Texas.

Latest Publications

Amicus Brief: U.S. v. United States Sugar Corporation, et. al

Amicus BriefAnti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

November 8, 2022 — The American Economic Liberties Project filed an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal of the district court decision to allow U.S. Sugar Corporations’ $350 million acquisition of rival Imperial Sugar Company. The brief argues that that the acquisition cannot be sustained under the incipiency standard created by Section 7 of the Clayton Act, in both the regional and national markets proposed by the parties.

Price Discrimination and Power Buyers: Why Giant Retailers Dominate the Economy and How to Stop It

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

September 21, 2022 — "Price Discrimination and Power Buyers: Why Giant Retailers Dominate the Economy and How to Stop It" argues for the resurrection and expansion of the Robinson-Patman Act and examines the abandonment of the RPA, the rise of giant power buyers like Amazon and Walmart, and the ways its revival could level the playing field for small business today.

ProMarket: The Needless Desertion of Robinson-Patman

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

October 10, 2022 — In ProMarket, Economic Liberties' Senior Legal Counsel Katie Van Dyck and Research Manager & Editor Erik Peinert examines how antitrust enforcers’ desertion of the Robinson-Patman Act allowed power buyers like Walmart and Amazon to take over the economy. The piece also pushes back on claims that reviving the law would be bad for consumers.