Covington & Burling (Washington)

Ryan K. Quillian

Covington & Burling (Washington)

Ryan Quillian is a Partner at Covington’s Antitrust Practice in the Washington, D.C. office. Ryan advises clients on the full range of civil antitrust issues, including conduct and merger investigations, civil litigation, and counseling and compliance. Before joining Covington, Ryan served eight years with the FTC, where he worked on antitrust investigations in a variety of industries, including technology, pharmaceutical and life sciences, retail, distribution, consumer goods, and healthcare. In addition to his investigation experience, Ryan also developed strong relationships with staff throughout the agency, routinely interacted with agency leadership, communicated directly with foreign competition agencies, and provided technical assistance on proposed legislation. As a manager of the FTC’s Technology Enforcement Division, Ryan supervised complex investigations into potentially anticompetitive mergers and conduct involving technology companies. Prior to joining the Technology Enforcement Division, Ryan served as Counsel to the Director of the Bureau of Competition, Attorney Advisor to Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips, Acting Deputy Assistant Director of the Mergers IV Division, and a staff attorney in the Mergers IV Division.

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Thomas O. Barnett, Anne Y. Lee, Terrell McSweeny, Timothy C. Hester, Derek Ludwin, Ross A. Demain, Ryan K. Quillian, James R. Dean Jr., James J. O’Connell The US FTC and DOJ introduce a new set of merger guidelines which lowers the merger thresholds and introduces a presumption of illegality for certain vertical mergers


On July 19, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (collectively, “the Agencies”) issued a new set of merger guidelines in draft form for public comment (the “Draft Guidelines”). The Draft Guidelines, if adopted, will replace the (...)

Thomas O. Barnett, James J. O’Connell, James R. Dean, Ryan K. Quillian, Anne Y. Lee, Ross A. Demain, Kavita Pillai, Stacy R. Kobrick, Kate Mitchell-Tombras, Terrell McSweeny The US FTC and DoJ propose sweeping changes to the premerger notification form and associated instructions, as well as to the rules implementing the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act


On June 27, 2023, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) (together, “the Agencies”), issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “Notice”) that proposes extensive changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) (...)


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