Ryan C. Thomas


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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