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Ryan C. Tisch

Phone: +1 202.624.2674
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Ryan C. Tisch is a partner in the firm's Antitrust Group. His practice focuses on antitrust business counseling, merger control, and government antitrust investigations of both horizontal and vertical conduct. Ryan's recent experience includes:

  • Representing AT&T in the regulatory review of its 2015 acquisition of DirecTV.
  • Representing E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in securing antitrust approval of its 2015 divestiture of its Neoprene polychloroprene business.
  • Representing Flowers Foods in its 2013 acquisition of Wonder Bread and other Hostess bread brands.
  • Representing the Grocery Manufacturers Association companies 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Counseling a variety of clients on antitrust compliance related to the structuring of complex distribution systems.

Ryan currently serves as chair of the Trade, Sports, and Professional Associations Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.

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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"DOJ & FTC Facilitate Lawful Collaborations to Respond to COVID-19," Antitrust Law Alert (March 25, 2020). Contacts: Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Ryan C. Tisch, Alexis Victoria DeBernardis
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Collaborative Crisis Response: Antitrust Compliance & the Coronavirus Outbreak," Antitrust Law Alert (March 10, 2020). Contacts: Ryan C. Tisch, Juan A. Arteaga, Alexis J. Gilman
Client Alert / Newsletter
The National Law Journal Honors Ryan Tisch as an Equality Trailblazer (Sep.10.2019)
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"Strategic Considerations and Small Business Requirements Driving Unique Business Combinations," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 7, 2019). Moderator: Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan; Speakers: Judy Choi and Ryan C. Tisch.
Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100" (Feb.22.2019)
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Crowell & Moring Announces 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders Participants (Feb.12.2019)
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"Consummated-Merger Challenge by Private Party Results in First Ever Divestiture," Antitrust Law Alert (October 15, 2018). Contacts: Shaina Vinayek, Alexis J. Gilman, Olivier N. Antoine, Juan A. Arteaga, Shawn R. Johnson, Wm. Randolph Smith, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Ryan C. Tisch
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Reform of DOJ’s Merger-Review Process: AAG Delrahim Announces Changes Aiming to Complete Most Merger Investigations Within Six Months," Antitrust Law Alert (September 27, 2018). Contacts: Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Wm. Randolph Smith, Ryan C. Tisch, Shawn R. Johnson, Olivier N. Antoine, Juan A. Arteaga, Alexis J. Gilman
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Product Market Definition in Retail Merger Cases: Lessons from JM Smucker/Conagra and Energizer/Spectrum," ABA Teleconference (August 21, 2018). Moderator: Ryan C Tisch.
"Antitrust Issues for Food and Supplement Managing Antitrust Risk in the Manufacturer/Retailer Relationship," ABA - Eighth Annual Food & Supplements Workshop, Rosslyn, VA (June 25, 2018). Moderator: Ryan C. Tisch; Panelist: Alexis J. Gilman.

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