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Ryan C. Thomas

Jones Day (Washington)
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Clients turn to Ryan Thomas for their most significant antitrust matters involving complex M&A, government investigations, counseling, and litigation. Ryan regularly appears before the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state attorneys general. He has extensive experience successfully leading cross-border matters involving enforcers in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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Alexandre G. Verheyden, Geoffroy Van De Walle, Bernard Amory, Ryan C. Thomas, Craig A. Waldman, Yizhe Zhang The EU Commission proposes a chip act to confront semiconductor shortages and strengthen Europe’s technological leadership

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In Short The Background: The recent semiconductor shortage, COVID-related supply chain disruptions, and trade tensions have exposed the European Union’s ("EU") dependency on chips made in other continents. The Development: The European Commission ("EC") has proposed legislation—the EU Chips (...)

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, Harris Nathaniel J., Kathryn M. Fenton, Michael H. Knight, 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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