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Ryan C. Tisch


Ryan C. Tisch is a partner in the firm's Antitrust & Competition Group. He specializes in complex U.S. and foreign merger‐control matters, antitrust counseling, and government antitrust investigations of both horizontal and vertical conduct.

Ryan regularly advises clients across a broad range of industries in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Asia, and many other international jurisdictions on complex antitrust matters including joint venture agreements, risk mitigation with respect to trade association activities, standard setting, data exchanges, and vertical issues, including resale price maintenance, price discrimination, and distribution issues. He has particular experience securing merger approvals for large transactions facing review in multiple international jurisdictions—in addition to his practice before the U.S. DOJ and FTC, Ryan has managed substantive merger review matters approved by the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority, the South African Competition Tribunal, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation, among others.

Ryan's recent experience includes:

  • Representing AT&T in the regulatory review of its $67 billion acquisition of DirecTV.
  • Representing AT&T in connection with the company’s $108.7 billion acquisition of Time Warner, the largest telecommunications transaction in history.
  • Representing Amazon with respect in securing dismissal of monopolization claims in the e-reader and e-books industry.
  • Representing du Pont de Nemours, Inc. in more than 20 transactions involving international merger control notification obligations.
  • Representing E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in securing antitrust approval of its divestiture of its Neoprene polychloroprene business.
  • Representing E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and its subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred in their acquisition of Pannar Seed, which was ultimately approved by the South African Competition Appeal Court and the Supreme Court of South Africa.
  • Advising an international technology-based materials company with an antitrust investigation involving the United States and Asia.
  • Representing an international consumer packaging provider on its acquisition of a can packaging company in front of U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
  • Representing numerous clients on sensitive complex antitrust matters related to lawful collaborations with competitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Representing Flowers Foods in its acquisition of Wonder Bread and other Hostess bread brands.
  • Representing the Grocery Manufacturers Association and several of its constituent companies with respect to antitrust and association issues.
  • Representing Airlines For America with respect to antitrust and association issues.
  • Counseling a number of major food and CPG manufacturers on issues related to regulatory M&A review, grocery sales, distribution, pricing, and antitrust issues.
  • Counseling a major Asian manufacturer of display panels with respect to pricing, distribution, and antitrust risk management.
  • Representing clients in the manufacturing and transportation sectors during multi-year price-fixing investigations by US and European officials.
  • Representing numerous clients in relation to investigations by state antitrust authorities for both horizontal and vertical conduct issues.
  • Conducting antitrust compliance auditing and training for clients in the US and Europe, including extensive advice on risk mitigation with respect to trade association activities, standard setting, data exchanges, and vertical issues, including resale price maintenance, price discrimination, and distribution issues.
  • Representing a global airline in connection with joint venture agreements requiring antitrust and other regulatory approvals in the United States, as well as various jurisdictions in Central and South America.
  • Counseling a variety of clients on antitrust compliance related to the structuring of complex distribution systems.

Ryan currently serves as co-chair of the Food & Agriculture Committee and is a former chair of the Trade, Sports, and Professional Associations Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.

Ryan also serves as co-chair of the LGBTQ + Affinity group, where he focuses on promoting equity, inclusion and opportunity within the firm.

Ryan is also active in pro bono matters, with an emphasis on immigration and asylum issues.

Ryan graduated from Yale College in 1998 with a B.A. in ethics, politics, and economics. He earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2001. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.


  • Yale University, B.A. ethics, politics, and economics (1998)
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D. (2001) with honors


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

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"What’s Really Behind Those High Prices – Supply Shortage or Unlawful Collusion? DOJ Launches New Probe into Collusion in Supply Chain," Antitrust Law Alert (February 18, 2022). Contacts: Alexis Victoria DeBernardis, Megan L. Wolf, Daniel L. Zelenko, Ryan C. Tisch, Lyndsay A. Gorton
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Supply Chain Webinar Series: Antitrust Risk Areas," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 10, 2022). Speakers: Ryan C. Tisch, Megan L. Wolf, and Alexis Victoria DeBernardis.
"More Changes to Merger Review at the FTC – Parties Should Expect a “More Rigorous” Second Request Process," Antitrust Law Alert (September 29, 2021). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Olivier N. Antoine, Megan L. Wolf, Shawn R. Johnson, Ryan C. Tisch, Richard Stella
Client Alert / Newsletter
“What Food Lawyers Need to Know About Growing Antitrust Action Against the Food Industry,” ACI’s 5th Advanced Summit on Food Law—Regulation, Compliance, and Litigation (May 12, 2021). Panelist: Ryan C. Tisch.
"China Continues Focus on Tech Industry with High-Profile Antitrust Enforcement Actions," Antitrust Law Alert (April 27, 2021). Contact: Ryan C. Tisch
Client Alert / Newsletter
"House Antitrust Subcommittee Examines Monopoly Power and Considers Calls for More Aggressive Enforcement," Antitrust Law Alert (April 7, 2021). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Ryan C. Tisch, Jessica Franzetti, Richard Stella
Client Alert / Newsletter
"A Partisan Tale: The FTC's Vertical Merger Enforcement Commentary," Antitrust Law Alert (January 6, 2021). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Angel Prado, Olivier N. Antoine, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Ryan C. Tisch
Client Alert / Newsletter
DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises Olam Food Ingredients in its Acquisition of Leading US Chile Pepper Business (December 21, 2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"Antitrust Agencies Launch Vertical Merger Guidelines, Still Fall Flat with Two FTC Commissioners," Regulatory Alert (July 1, 2020). Contacts: Alexis J. Gilman, Olivier N. Antoine, Juan A. Arteaga, Shawn R. Johnson, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Ryan C. Tisch
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DOJ Continues Expedited Approval of COVID-19 Related Competitor Collaborations," Antitrust Law Alert (April 24, 2020). Contacts: Juan A. Arteaga, Alexis J. Gilman, Ryan C. Tisch
Client Alert / Newsletter

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