After dabbling in politics before law school, Mr. Ryan began his legal career with K&L Gates where he gained broad international experience representing clients on a variety of commercial litigation matters, including handling insurance coverage disputes arising with insurers from both the Bermuda and London excess insurer markets, and representing clients with issues involving contract negotiations and claims handling on construction projects in South America and Africa. Of note, Mr. Ryan completed a yearlong secondment at an international construction client collaborating with an Italian joint-venture partner to design and construct an off-shore gas-to-liquids facility in the Niger Delta, which provided a tremendous professional growth opportunity because he was consistently called upon to provide sharp legal analysis under unrelenting time constraints. After several successful years with the firm, Mr. Ryan returned to his native West Virginia and served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the white collar crime section for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Mr. Ryan tried numerous cases to jury verdict and argued a number of appeals before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Ryan focused his efforts on political and business corruption, ranging from the conviction of several elected officials in a voter-fraud conspiracy to a coal company executive involved in a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme. Having tried the full spectrum of federal crimes, ranging from Titles 18, 21, 26, and 31 of the U.S. Code, Mr. Ryan returned to private practice at K&L Gates in 2014. In 2015, Mr. Ryan had the privilege of being appointed Special Counsel to the Pennsylvania State Senate’s bipartisan Special Committee on Senate Address, which was constituted to consider the removal of then-Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a historical constitutional moment in the Commonwealth’s history.
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