Ryan is the co-chair of Shook’s Antitrust Practice. He represents clients before federal, state, and international competition agencies, including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and state attorneys general. He also is a trial lawyer and litigator with experience in state and federal courts around the country. 

Ryan previously served at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, working as a Digital Markets Trial Attorney. Ryan’s DOJ work included the landmark United States v. Google case, merger litigation, tech investigations, price-fixing investigations, and coordination with state and international enforcers. 

Before joining the DOJ, Ryan was an antitrust partner in Sidley Austin’s San Francisco office, where he helped clients win antitrust cases in the Northern District of California. He also litigated consumer protection matters as well as antitrust and non-antitrust consumer class actions. And before moving to San Francisco, Ryan worked in Chicago. He remains an active member of the Illinois bar and the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. Ryan is also a member of the District of Columbia bar.

Ryan is an adjunct professor at UC College of the Law, San Francisco, where he co-teaches Antitrust and Intellectual Property. He also has written for a wide range of publications on antitrust-related topics, including pieces on the direct purchaser rule, refusal to deal standards, and predatory pricing claims. 

Before going to law school, Ryan taught American history and coached cross-country and track in Louisiana. He is a fan of Ohio sports teams and an avid, but slowing, runner. 


The New Antitrust 2022-2023, Association of Corporate Counsel Tampa Bay, Fall 2022.

Illinois Brick After Apple v. Pepper, Antitrust, Vol. 34, No. 1, Fall 2019 (with Miriam C. Carroll).

Competing Refusal-To-Deal Tests at 7th, 9th Circs., Law360, Fall 2019.

Apple v. Pepper and the Future of the Direct Purchaser Enforcement Regime, Antitrust Magazine, Vol. 33, No. 2, Spring 2019.

Getting the Deal Through: Vertical Agreements 2019, U.S. Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd., Spring 2019.

Applying Illinois Brick to E-Commerce: Who Is the Direct Purchaser From an App Store? Competition, Fall 2018.

Below-Cost Pricing: Recent Defense-Friendly Decisions, Competition, Spring 2017 (with Stephen Chang).

Motorola Has Lost a Friend: Introduction to Critical Judgment Regarding the Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Competition Laws, Law Times Korea, January 13, 2015 (with Yonghee Yoon).

Circuit Ruling in LCD Price-Fixing Case Splits DOJ, Private Plaintiffs, The Recorder, December 2, 2014.

Rapid Data Breach Reporting Now Required By Vermont’s  Attorney General, BNA’s Privacy and Security Law Report, June 18, 2012.


Big Tech on Trial, American Bar Association Litigation Section Annual Conference, May 1, 2024.

Alphabet Soup: Government Enforcement from the Agency Perspective, Government Investigations and Civil Litigation Institute Annual Meeting, November 15, 2023. 

Developments in Antitrust Law: Right to Repair, New Merger Guidelines and HSR Rules, 2023 Manufacturing Legal Summit, November 6, 2023.

The Rising Right to Repair Movement: Magnuson-Moss and More, American Bar Association CLE, June 26, 2023. 

FTC and DOJ Antitrust Priorities 2023, Update of the Law CLE webinar, June 8, 2023.

Tips for Handling Non-Competes and Employment Issues in Today’s Antitrust Climate, American Bar Association Webinar, May 4, 2023.

What’s the Latest from the FTC and DOJ - Be in the Know, Association of Corporate CounselColorado In-House Counsel Forum, April 20, 2023.

The New Antitrust, Association of Corporate Counsel Northeast Webinar, December 6, 2022

Current Antitrust Issues For Health, Biotech, and Pharmaceutical Companies, Association of Corporate Counsel Health, Biotech & Pharma CLE Institute, October 19, 2022. 

Media Coverage 

Old Biz, New Court, Big Breakup: Inside the New Google Lawsuit, Law360, January 26, 2023.

Sandrock Joins Shook as Antitrust Lead, FTC Watch, September 19, 2022.

With Antitrust at ‘Historic Moment,’ Shook Hardy Adds DOJ Litigator, ALM, September 12, 2022.

Shook Hardy Latest Firm to Add DOJ Litigator, Law360, September 12, 2022.