Ryan Shores is a partner in the Antitrust and Litigation practices. Ryan represents companies in high-stakes antitrust and other complex litigation at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts throughout the country. Ryan also regularly represents companies in antitrust and other investigations by federal and state enforcers.
Ryan has represented companies in numerous industries, including internet retail, financial technology, banking, energy, defense, and aerospace, in matters involving all types of antitrust claims under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act and similar state laws, including price-fixing, market allocation, monopolization and attempted monopolization, tying, and exclusive dealing. Ryan also has represented companies in government challenges to mergers, including defense of two major merger challenges within the last year. In addition to his litigation and investigations work, Ryan regularly advises clients on a full range of antitrust issues.
Ryan recently served as Associate Deputy Attorney General & Senior Advisor for Technology Industries at the US Department of Justice. 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 in 2020.
After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, where Ryan was Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Law Review, he served as a law clerk to the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the US Supreme Court and Judge Kenneth F. Ripple of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
B.A., magna cum laude