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Ryan M. Wilson

Partner
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Tel: 212.735.8851
Fax: 917.522.9951
Email: rwilson@morrisoncohen.com

Ryan M. Wilson is a Partner in Morrison Cohen’s Business Litigation Department and is a member of the Firm's White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Group.  Ryan represents clients in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters, with a particular focus on cases involving complex financial products, including cryptocurrency and other fintech products and transactions, derivatives and securities.  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.

Ryan has represented hedge funds, private equity firms, and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of complex commercial matters and has 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 on President Obama’s Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) Task Force in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. In that capacity, Ryan was a lead attorney in the prosecution of the third-largest RMBS issuer/underwriter in the world for its participation in the 2006-2009 worldwide financial crisis. That prosecution led to a $7.2 billion settlement with the government – the largest single-bank fraud prosecution in the history of the U.S. Department of Justice – for which Ryan was awarded the Department of Justice Director’s Award. After concluding that matter, Ryan served as the lead prosecutor against the bank’s former head of subprime trading for the trader’s role in the bank’s fraud. He was one of only a small handful of prosecutors to bring cases against individuals that contributed to the financial crisis.

Ryan has handled numerous trials, including a two-day bench trial before the Hon. Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and a five-day jury trial before the Hon. Edgardo Ramos, also in the Southern District.

Active in pro bono matters, he has represented multiple clients of a local organization serving low-income women in need of legal assistance in custody and other legal matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was a Partner at the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler and a law clerk to the Hon. Nina Gershon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

Professional Activities

Member, White Collar Editorial Advisory Board, Law360

Expert Reviewer for the Multistate Performance Test, National Conference of Bar Examiners

Recognition

Super Lawyers: New York Metro Rising Star (2014-2015, 2019)
Selected as a New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor bestowed on only 2.5% of young lawyers in New York

Executive Office for the United States Attorney's Director's Award (2018)
Presented by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and EOUSA Director James Crowell, IV in recognition of his exemplary service in achieving a historic $7.2 billion RMBS settlement.