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January 13, 2020 News

Ryan M. Wilson Joins Morrison Cohen LLP

January 13, 2020 – Morrison Cohen is pleased to announce that Ryan M. Wilson has joined the Firm as a partner in the Business Litigation Department.  Ryan’s practice focuses on complex commercial and financial litigation.  Ryan also advises and defends clients in connection with federal and state government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and enforcement actions and litigations, as well as sensitive internal investigations

Prior to joining Morrison Cohen, Ryan was a partner in the White Collar Criminal Defense & Capital Markets Litigation Groups at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, where he represented hedge funds, private equity funds, and Fortune 500 companies, in a variety of complex matters involving structured financial products, derivatives, complex securities, mergers and acquisitions, and significant commercial contracts, as well as defended clients in criminal and civil investigations by the United States Attorney’s Office and the New York Attorney General’s Office.  Ryan also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he was a lead attorney in the prosecution of the third-largest RMBS issuer/underwriter in the world for its conduct during the financial crisis, resulting in a landmark $7.2 billion settlement – the largest Department of Justice settlement ever involving the conduct of a single financial institution.  Ryan was also the lead attorney in one of a very small handful of individual prosecutions resulting from the financial crisis when he prosecuted the head of sub-prime trading at a large international investment bank.  At the Firm, Ryan will bring his vast experience in the United States Attorney’s Office to his representation of corporations, boards of directors, and individual clients in government investigations and criminal prosecutions.

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Central Oklahoma and his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he graduated with high distinction and was awarded the Order of the Coif.