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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Articles

2392 Bulletin

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

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Court Rejects DOJ Antitrust Challenge to AT&T/Time Warner* After eighteen months of investigation and litigation, a federal district court has rejected the Justice Department’s challenge to AT&T’s $108 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc. Although the government could appeal, the (...)

J. 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 (...)

David P. Wales, J. Bruce McDonald, 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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The U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division will consider individual civil enforcement actions against executives implicated in corporate wrongdoing, according to recent comments by DOJ Assistant U.S. Attorney General Bill Baer. His comments follow a September 2015 memo, "Individual (...)

Bevin M.B. Newman, Kathryn M. Fenton, Ryan C. Thomas, Tom D. Smith The U.S. DOJ prosecutes obstruction of justice by a South Korean executive in merger investigation (Hyosung Corporation)

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A plea agreement entered into last week with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) provides a sobering reminder of the serious consequence of obstruction of justice, and highlights the fact that such obstruction issues can arise even in connection with seemingly routine merger (...)

Bernard Amory, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, John M. Majoras, Peter J. Wang, Ryan C. Thomas A Federal jury in San Francisco returns verdicts in 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 (...)

J. 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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