Jones Day (Washington DC)

Ryan C. Thomas

Jones Day (Washington DC)
Lawyer (Partner)

Ryan Thomas is a partner at Jones Day (Washington, DC office). His practice focuses on civil and criminal antitrust matters. He represents companies in government investigations of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, civil nonmerger matters, and cartel investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and international enforcement agencies. Ryan also regularly counsels clients on antitrust compliance issues involving internal investigations, distribution and pricing policies, and electronic discovery issues. Ryan has represented a wide variety of clients, including consumer goods, computer hardware, media, industrial chemicals, building products, energy, and health care organizations. Representative public matters include: XM’s merger with Sirius, SAB Miller’s joint venture with Coors, P&G’s acquisition of Clairol, Merz’s acquisition of BioForm, Overhead Door’s acquisition of Wayne-Dalton, and Abbott’s acquisition of Visiogen. Ryan also has played a substantial role in representing a foreign corporate client and its domestic subsidiaries before the DOJ, the Canadian Competition Bureau, and the European Commission. Ryan is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law. Most recently he served as vice chair of the Section’s 2010 Fall Forum in Washington, D.C; drafter of the Section publication, 2009 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments; and contributing editor for the ABA book, Antitrust Compliance. Currently, Ryan serves as an Advisory Committee member and Young Lawyer representative for the Compliance and Ethics Committee and as an author of the monopolization chapter for Antitrust Law Developments (Seventh).

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Sarah A. Geers, Jonathan Berman, Larissa Bergin, Rosanna McCalips, Ryan C. Thomas The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rules that showing the reverse payment settlement eliminated the possibility of an earlier generic entry is enough to infer anticompetitive effect (Endo / Impax)

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In Short The Background: In the Supreme Court’s landmark 2013 decision in FTC v. Actavis, the Court determined that large payments by branded drugmakers to potential generic entrants to settle patent disputes could be anticompetitive. It instructed district courts to apply the "rule of reason" (...)

Michael A. Gleason, Michael H. Knight, Peter J. Love, Pamela L. Taylor, Ryan C. Thomas The US FTC and the US DoJ announce the suspension of the discretionary practice of granting early termination of the waiting period to filings made under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

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On February 4, 2021, the U.S. antitrust agencies announced that they are temporarily suspending the discretionary practice of granting early termination of the waiting period to filings made under the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act. Since January 16, the agencies granted ET in just one (...)

John M. Majoras, Keira Campbell, Ryan C. Thomas The US DoJ provides details on the use of arbitration to resolve a challenge to a proposed acquisition in the market of the aluminium sheet (Novelis / Aleris Corporation)

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In Short: The Situation: The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division ("DOJ") has provided details on the unprecedented use of arbitration to resolve its challenge to the proposed acquisition of Aleris Corporation by Novelis Inc. The Significance: Companies now have greater (...)

Kathryn M. Fenton, Michael H. Knight, Bruce McDonald, Ryan C. Thomas, Thomas D. York The US District Court for the District of Columbia rejects the DoJ’s challenge to a vertical merger between an entertainment company and a distribution company (AT&T / Time Warner)

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This article has been nominated for the 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Court Rejects DOJ Antitrust Challenge to AT&T/Time Warner* After eighteen months of investigation and litigation, a federal district court has rejected the (...)

Bruce McDonald, Kathryn M. Fenton, Michael H. Knight, Nathaniel J. Harris , Ryan C. Thomas, Thomas D. York The US FTC publishes a blog post reminding merging parties to avoid creating antitrust liability through the exchange of competitively sensitive information during merger negotiations

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In Short The Situation: The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently published a blog post reminding merging parties to avoid creating antitrust liability through the exchange of competitively sensitive information during merger negotiations and due diligence. The Risk: Information-sharing (...)

Bruce McDonald, David P. Wales, John M. Majoras, Kathryn M. Fenton, Michelle K. Fischer, Ryan C. Thomas, Stephen J. Squeri The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division considers individual civil enforcement actions against executives implicated in corporate wrongdoing (Yates Memo)

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This article has been nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division will consider individual civil enforcement actions against executives implicated in corporate wrongdoing, (...)

Bernard Amory, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, John M. Majoras, Peter J. Wang, Ryan C. Thomas The US District Court for the Northern District of California returns verdicts in the rare price-fixing trial of global liquid-crystal displays conspiracy (AU Optronics)

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Companies and individuals that are accused of price-fixing rarely go to trial. Indeed, in the last 10 years, no corporate defendant (and only a handful of individuals) has elected to litigate an international criminal cartel case in a U.S. court. The vast majority of cases are resolved through (...)

Bruce McDonald, Ryan C. Thomas The US DoJ files an antitrust lawsuit to challenge a consummated merger in the manufacture and sale of specialized electronic components (Microsemi / Semicoa)

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In another reminder that U.S. antitrust enforcers can challenge mergers even after closing, and even for deals not subject to premerger notification under the HSR Act, on December 18, 2008, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division filed a civil antitrust lawsuit challenging the July 2008 (...)

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