Adjunct Professor Christopher Ries is a Trial Attorney for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in San Francisco. He began his legal career working for the Antitrust Division in Washington D.C. In 2010, after serving for two years as a counsel to the Directors of Enforcement in D.C., Professor Ries transferred to the San Francisco Office of the Antitrust Division.
During his time with the Antitrust Division, Professor Ries has worked on matters involving criminal and civil enforcement of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act and Section 7 of the Clayton Act. His focus at the Division has included analyzing competitive issues arising in two-sided markets, the analysis of mergers and acquisitions in the high tech sector, and criminal enforcement of international cartels. Professor Ries received his B.S. from the University of Akron and his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.