Ryan is a counsel in our Global International Trade group and is a member of the Firm's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Reviews & US National Security/CFIUS practice.
A former government official, Ryan most recently served as Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where his responsibilities included managing significant oversight and investigations matters and providing legal and strategic counsel on a wide variety of issues pertaining to international affairs (including CFIUS), enforcement and intelligence (including sanctions and AML), and other matters. Ryan also previously held other senior-level positions in the federal government, including Associate Counsel to the President in the White House Counsel's Office and Executive Secretary at the Treasury Department.
Earlier in his career, Ryan was an associate at White & Case, where his practice focused on government and internal investigations, corporate compliance matters, and complex civil litigation. His experience includes representation of domestic and foreign clients in matters involving allegations of corruption, money laundering, and fraud.
Immediately following graduation from law school, Ryan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Claude M. Hilton of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Ryan has been recognized as a "Rising Star" for CFIUS in the Legal 500 and named to the "40 Under 40" list for foreign investment control in the Global Competition Review.