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


  • District of Columbia

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Crowell & Moring's Litigation Forecast 2018

Litigation Forecast 2018

Ryan C. Tisch

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

Ryan C. Tisch is a partner in the firm's Antitrust & Competition 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.


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Speeches & Presentations

  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "Recovering from Your Competitors' or Suppliers' Merger: Achieving Your Goals in Antitrust Agency Merger Reviews," Crowell & Moring Fourth Annual In-House Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 8, 2018). Speakers: Juan A. Arteaga, Olivier N. Antoine, Alexis J. Gilman, and Ryan C. Tisch.
  • "The Private Label Revolution," 2017 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference, Chicago, IL (November 13, 2017). Panelists: Christopher A. Cole and Ryan C. Tisch.
  • "Antitrust Concerns in Retailer Interactions," GMA 2017 Legal Conference, San Diego, CA (February 28, 2017). Presenter: Ryan C. Tisch.
  • "A Hands-On Review of a Telecommunications Merger Challenge," Los Angeles, CA (October 21, 2016). Panelist: Ryan C. Tisch.
  • "Antitrust 'Hot Topics' in the Food, Beverage, and Consumer Products Industry," GMA Legal Conference, Rancho Mirage, CA (February 24, 2016). Presenter: Ryan C. Tisch.
  • "Counseling Trade Associations: Beyond the Antitrust Compliance Statement," ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (Spring 2013). Moderator: Ryan Tisch; Panelists: Diane Bieri (Arnold & Porter), Karin Moore (Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America), Kristina Nordlander (Sidley Austin), and James Wilson (Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease).
  • "Antitrust Distribution: Up All Night: Distribution Risk as a Leading Cause of Insomnia," Crowell & Moring Product Risk Management Seminar (October 19, 2011). Moderator: Ryan Tisch. Panelists: Melanie Sabo (Federal Trade Commission); Laura Jones (Avaya); Sean-Paul Brankin; Robert Lipstein.


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Dec.21.2020 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises Olam Food Ingredients in its Acquisition of Leading US Chile Pepper Business
Sep.10.2019 The National Law Journal Honors Ryan Tisch as an Equality Trailblazer
Feb.22.2019 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100"
Feb.12.2019 Crowell & Moring Announces 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders Participants
Aug.19.2015 Crowell & Moring's Wm. Randolph Smith Named American Lawyer's 'Dealmaker of the Week'
Jul.21.2015 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Advises AT&T on Acquisition of DIRECTV, DOJ Will Not Challenge Acquisition
Jan.22.2015 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 15th Edition "GCR 100"
Jan.13.2015 Crowell & Moring Releases Third Annual Litigation Forecast Report and Inaugural Regulatory Forecast
Jan.26.2012 Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes 22 Attorneys to Counsel Positions
Oct.05.2011 Crowell & Moring Consumer Product Safety Seminar to Feature Senator Mark Pryor and Other Key Government Officials