Shearman & Sterling (Washington)

Ryan Shores

Shearman & Sterling (Washington)

Ryan Shores is an Antitrust & Litigation Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP. He 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 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 matters involving intellectual property and the relationship between IP rights and competition laws. 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.


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1374 Bulletin

Ben Gris, David A. Higbee, Ryan Shores, Jacob Coate The US Supreme Court gives a unanimous ruling which endorses early challenge to the FTC proceedings in Federal Courts (Axon / FTC)


On Friday, the Supreme Court held, 9-0, that two plaintiffs—Ms. Cochran and Axon Technologies—could bring their constitutional challenges against the SEC and the FTC directly in federal court, bypassing a statutorily created administrative process through which the agencies had asserted claims (...)

Ben Gris, David A. Higbee, Jessica K. Delbaum, Djordje Petkoski, Rachel Mossman, Ryan Shores, Jacob Coate, John Cove The US FTC sets its sights on noncompete agreements and launches its first major standalone section 5 claims


Introduction Last week, the FTC announced two significant moves. First, the FTC brought its first major standalone Section 5 actions, targeting certain companies’ employment noncompete agreements as unfair methods of competition. The very next day, the FTC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (...)

David A. Higbee, Ben Gris, Jessica K. Delbaum, Ryan Shores, Djordje Petkoski, Jonathan Cheng, Noni Nelson The US DoJ carries out first large-scale crackdown on potentially unlawful interlocking directorates which leads to 7 board resignations across 5 tech companies


On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced that seven directors resigned from their board positions because of DOJ’s concerns that holding the positions violated the Clayton Act’s prohibition on interlocking directorates. Discussed more fully (...)

Ryan Shores, Ben Gris, David A. Higbee, Jessica K. Delbaum, Djordje Petkoski, Noni Nelson, Caitlin Hutchinson Maddox, Reena Agrawal Sahni The US President Joe Biden signs an executive order aimed at promoting competition in the American economy using antitrust laws


What This Means for Merger Enforcement, Technology Platforms, Healthcare, Banking and Consumer Finance and Labor Markets On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order (and provided an accompanying FACT Sheet) with the stated goal of using existing antitrust laws (...)

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