Mark Ryan is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and the head of the firm’s global Antitrust & Competition group. Ryan has experience representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice in connection with mergers and acquisitions. He recently rejoined Mayer Brown after serving as the first-ever director of litigation for the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. In that position, Mark was responsible for overseeing and strengthening the division’s litigation enforcement efforts. He worked regularly with staff lawyers and economists, as well as the senior leadership of the division, to identify transactions and conduct that violated US antitrust law and to assemble investigative and litigation teams. He also participated in litigation on behalf of the United States.

Here Mark talks about his experience acting as lead trial lawyer on behalf of the United States in one of the most important government antitrust cases in recent years.