Ryan is a business-focused litigator, whose practice most commonly involves complex civil litigation and commercial disputes, including shareholder class actions, derivative litigation, M&A litigation, and corporate governance disputes. He also counsels clients on litigation risks, both generally and arising from specific strategic transactions. Ryan has a wide range of experience among many substantive areas of law, including contract, fiduciary duties, novel corporate law claims, securities law, and business tort law.
Ryan’s practice involves representing clients in all phases of a lawsuit. He has represented clients at trial, procuring successful defense verdicts or favorable settlements. He has represented clients in dozens of appeals across state appellate courts, federal courts of appeals, and before the United States Supreme Court, for parties and amici alike.
Ryan understands that modern legal challenges for corporations, entities and individual clients require more than sound legal and practical business advice. In each case, Ryan strives to understand not only his client’s current objectives and the risks presented by a given dispute, but also how those objectives and risks fit into the greater business context within which they arose. Ryan stands by his clients not just during dispositive motions or discovery, but through trial, appeals and post-litigation strategic thinking regarding, among other things, how to avoid similar litigation risks in the future.
Before joining the firm, Ryan was a litigator in the Philadelphia office of a large international law firm. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Franklin S. Van Antwerpen on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
Temple University, B.A., cum laude
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Executive Committee Member, Temple Law Alumni Association
Named to “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” list for Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers® (2021-2024)*
Named to “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” list for Criminal Defense: White-Collar by Best Lawyers® (2021-2024)*
Author, “M&A from a Litigation Perspective,” August 12, 2022
Presenter, “Not Just a Deal Tax: M&A from a Litigation Perspective,” Accredited CLE Program, July 20, 2022
Author, “Arbitration a Common Theme in 2022 Supreme Court Decisions,” July 13, 2022