Ryan Shores is a Partner at Cleary Gottlieb. He represents companies in high-stakes antitrust and other complex commercial 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. Prior joining Cleary, Ryan was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Before that, he 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.

2022 Awards


Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust

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