Shook Selects DOJ Litigator to Lead Antitrust

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division trial lawyer Ryan Sandrock has moved to Shook as co-chair of Antitrust. Expanding Shook’s antitrust capabilities, Sandrock will focus on litigation, transactions, investigations, and counseling with a competition or consumer protection nexus.

“Ryan brings a wealth of experience in complex antitrust litigation for technology, consumer and healthcare companies,” said Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough. “In addition to his trial strength, he provides a strategic outlook for clients in this increasingly active and important area of law.” 

For more than two years, Sandrock served as a Digital Markets Trial Attorney in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. His most notable DOJ work included United States v. Google, United States v. UnitedHealth Group, and United States v. United States Sugar Corporation, as well as confidential civil and criminal matters.

Before joining DOJ, Sandrock was an antitrust partner in Sidley Austin’s San Francisco office. He secured wins for life sciences and technology clients in antitrust cases in the Northern District of California and around the country. He also litigated FTC consumer protection matters as well as antitrust and non-antitrust consumer class actions.

“We’ve known Ryan and his outstanding trial capabilities for many years,” said Shook Partner Lynn Murray, who will co-chair Antitrust with Sandrock. “We’re delighted to bring him on board to expand our antitrust group and lead us to the next level of antitrust litigation and counseling services for clients.”