Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces that Ryan Shores has rejoined the firm as an Antitrust and Litigation partner in Washington D.C.
Ryan rejoins the firm after recently serving at the Department of Justice as Associate Deputy Attorney General and Senior Advisor for Technology Industries. In that role, Ryan oversaw the Department’s antitrust review of major online platforms, leading to the government’s landmark monopolization case filed against Google last year. He originally joined Shearman & Sterling in 2017 and was instrumental in expanding the firm’s antitrust litigation footprint.
“Ryan returns to the firm with invaluable experience from the Department of Justice, particularly in the critical technology sector, further strengthening our robust antitrust and litigation offerings,” said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling. “Ryan rejoining us further demonstrates the continued execution of our broader long-term growth strategy, which includes growing in key areas to remain a global elite law firm.”
Commenting on Ryan rejoining the firm, Adam Hakki, Global Managing Partner, Global Litigation Practice Group Leader and Global Head of Disputes stated: “We are thrilled to welcome Ryan back to the firm. He will be a major asset and a key part of our strategy to continue to grow our antitrust litigation and counseling capabilities in the U.S. and globally, and to continue deepening our industry focus across key areas including technology and energy.”
David Higbee, Global Antitrust Practice Group Leader and Head of Shearman & Sterling’s Washington D.C. office added: “Ryan’s extensive experience enhances our existing antitrust litigation offering and bolsters our ability to provide clients with a coordinated and integrated approach to navigate the complex competition landscape.” Shearman’s global antitrust practice is comprised of experienced and highly ranked practitioners in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Brussels and Tokyo, including former leading officials from the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and the European Commission.
Ryan Shores added, “I am excited to be rejoining the talented team of antitrust and litigation practitioners at Shearman & Sterling. The antitrust landscape is complex and evolving, and I look forward to working alongside my Shearman colleagues as we help clients navigate this landscape in the courtroom and in their daily business practices.”
Ryan’s return to the firm follows the recent hire of Leveraged Finance partner Heather Waters Borthwick, and Financial Restructuring & Insolvency partner Mark Shapiro rejoining the firm in New York.