Ryan is the co-chair of Shook’s Antitrust practice. He focuses on litigation, transactions, investigations, and counseling, with a competition or consumer-protection nexus.

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 and non-merger work regarding health care technology, review of pricing and compliance policies, 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. He helped clients win 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. 

Ryan is an adjunct professor at Hastings Law School, 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. 

Note: District of Columbia admission pending—practicing under the supervision of a licensed attorney.


Publications

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.

 

Media Coverage 

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.